110 predictions for 2026 | Future forecast

What 2026 will look like | Future Forecast

Read 110 predictions for 2026, a year that will see the world transform in big and small ways; this includes disruptions throughout our culture, technology, science, health and business sectors. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

Fast Forecasts for 2026
  • The development of new wind and solar capacity projects in South Australia has met the state's demand for 100% renewable energy sources. Likelihood: 50% 1
  • Between 2022 to 2026, the worldwide shift from smartphones to wearable augmented reality (AR) glasses will begin and will accelerate as the 5G rollout is completed. These next-generation AR devices will offer users context-rich information about their environment in real-time. (Likelihood 90%) 1
  • Between 2024 and 2026, NASA’s first crewed mission to the moon will safely be completed, marking the first crewed mission to the moon in decades. It will also include the first female astronaut to step on the moon as well. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The US signs a new nuclear missile treaty with Russia and China, replacing the Cold War-era INF missile treaty scrapped by the Trump administration’s first term. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • States across the US begin adopting anti-political gerrymandering legislation between 2025 to 2030, as new big data and AI technologies enable fair, impartial, computer-designed voting districts. As a result, voting once again becomes increasingly competitive nationwide. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Coastal towns along the Florida coast are being relocated in-land at an increasing pace between 2025 to 2030, to mitigate the growing threat of rising sea levels and major storms caused by climate change. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Between 2022 to 2025, Canada enacts a universal, single-payer public pharmacare system worth $15 billion that will draft a national list of prescription medicines that will be covered by the taxpayer. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • As instability rises in the Middle East between 2025-30, Canada's oil and gas exports become increasingly attractive to China, Japan, and Southeast Asian nations looking to diversify their energy imports. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • The Canadian government implements a customized version of Ethereum blockchain technology to make government research grant and funding information more transparent to the public between 2026 and 2029. Likelihood: 50% 1
  • Canada's high skilled workforce and lower dollar will make the Greater Toronto Area the second-biggest tech hub in North America after Silicon Valley by 2026 to 2028. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The European Union's experimental, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is activated for the first time 1
  • China's economy will overtake the U.S. for the first time 1
  • First 3D Fast Bus, the Land Airbus, is tested on Chinese roads 1
  • Google contributes to speeding up the Internet, to make it 1000 times faster 1
  • Near-infrared goggles help surgeons view cancer cells and see tumors as small as 1mm 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 0.75 US dollars 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 8,215,348,000 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 10,526,667 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 126 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 452 exabytes 1

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