213 predictions for 2030 | Future forecast

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Read 213 predictions for 2030, 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.

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  • 75,000 – or one in eight – jobs in Germany's traditional combustion engine motoring sector has been lost to electric motorization since 2018. Likelihood: 50% 1
  • France’s gas network adapted to pipe a mix of natural gas mixed with 20% hydrogen from now on, in order to cut carbon emissions. 75% 1
  • The first fully electric commercial airliners go into service for shorter domestic flights inside the US and within Europe between 2029 to 2032. (Likelihood 90%) 1
  • The US drops to become the world’s third-largest economy, behind China and India. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Between 2028 and 2031, the US Department of Energy completes the construction of a next-generation, nationwide, high-voltage, direct-current “super-grid” that’s designed to move surplus renewable energy to major urban centers. The result of this new infra Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Climate resilience’ and ‘climate adaptability’ are now standard and required considerations for the approval of all government spending programs moving forward. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • Due to climate change, 2030 to 2035 sees the American Southwest begin to experience megadroughts that last for years, crippling the region’s agricultural capacity and forcing states to enact strict water conservation policies. Likelihood: 70% 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
  • The government’s Nuclear Sector Deal has led to a 30% cost reduction for the building of new nuclear projects. Likelihood: 40% 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
  • Between 2030 to 2040, the Atlantic (eastern) provinces of Canada begin to face more severe and expensive weather events (hurricanes and heavy snowfalls) on a more regular basis. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Between 2030 to 2040, southern Quebec begins to experience more regular flooding from overflowing rivers and lake banks. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The wildfire season will begin to lengthen between 2030 to 2040, especially in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Wildfires will become an increasingly large source of carbon dioxide emissions. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Climate change will start warming the Northern regions of provinces faster between 2030 to 2040, ultimately impacting communities faster than in southern regions. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Between 2030 to 2040, forests across Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec gradually move northward, shrink in size, and increasingly suffer from invasive alien species and pathogens. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Farmers in the western provinces begin experiencing more crop failures between 2030 to 2040, due to unusual weather. However, the extended warm growing seasons may allow some farmers of certain crops to increase their total annual crop yields. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Warmer temperatures will increase the area that disease-carrying insects can expand to between 2030 to 2040, exposing more citizens to vector-borne illnesses, like Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Food prices for fruits and vegetables begin to increase and their availability becoming more unpredictable between 2030 to 3035, due to extreme weather and changing seasonal cycles damaging domestically grown crops, and the increased cost of importing. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Property damage and insurance premiums become more expensive across Canada between 2030 and 2040, as homeowners are forced to invest in improving the weather resilience of their homes and technologies for heating or cooling during extreme temperatures. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Public infrastructure, such as roads and highways, begin costing cities more money to maintain and repair between 2030 to 2035, due to extreme weather. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The warming climate begins to extend the allergy season for the southern regions of provinces between 2030 to 2035, as plants produce more pollen for longer durations. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The warming climate between 2030 to 2035 begins to noticeably warm the spring and fall months, as well as make heatwaves with high humidity the new uncomfortable normal during the summer months. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Canadians born this year are forecasted to live four years longer than the previous generation due to improvements in healthcare and family planning. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • Canada fails to meet its Paris Agreement target of reducing emissions to 30% lower than its 2005 level by 2030. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • Over 45% of vehicles sold in Canada are now electric. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • All Canadians will gain access to high-speed gigabit-level internet, including rural, northern, and aboriginal communities. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • Coal power is officially phased out of the national energy supply. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • By 2030 to 2033, Alberta-based energy companies begin investments into build clean-hydrogen production facilities alongside (and in some cases, in place of) they shale oil production facilities. Likelihood: 50% 1
  • Canadians vote in a wealth tax on the super-rich, potentially resembling a 2% tax on personal assets above $50 million and 3% on assets above $1 billion between 2030 to 2032. Likelihood: 50% 1
  • All Canadians (including those living in deep rural areas) now have access to 4G internet. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Electric vehicle charging stations are now accessible nationwide, especially along highways and urban areas between 2030 to 2033. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The number of churches declines to its lowest number ever as shrinking congregations and rising maintenance costs force old churches to be closed, sold or repurposed. Likelihood: 80% 1
  • Germany outlaws combustion fuel cars, permitting only sales of electric cars going forward. 1
  • New Mini Ice Age to begin between 2030 to 2036. 1
  • Aquaculture provides the nearly two thirds of the world's seafood 1
  • Surgeons can reroute nerves to enable paralyzed people to use their hands 1
  • Scientists develop a flu vaccine that protects against all strains 1
  • Flying cars hit the road, and the air 1
  • Type 2 diabetes symptoms can be reversed with injection of the protein FGF1 1
  • 3D printers used to create houses 1
  • Deafness solved by triggering sensory receptor regrowth in the Atoh1 gene 1
  • Artificial blood is mass-produced for transfusions 1
  • Scientists successfully engineer yeast from scratch 1
  • Infrared-capturing graphene technology available in contact lenses 1
  • Doctors begin regularly analyzing patients' genetic susceptibility to drug side effects 1
  • India becomes the most populous country on Earth 1
  • Scientists drill into Earth's mantle 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 0.5 US dollars 1
  • South Africa's "Jasper project" is fully built 1
  • Kenya's "Konza City" is fully built 1
  • Libya's "Great Man-Made River project" is fully built 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 8,500,766,000 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Chinese population is 40-44 1
  • Share of global car sales taken by autonomous vehicles equals 20 per cent 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 13,166,667 1
  • (Moore's Law) Calculations per second, per $1,000, equals 10^17 (one human brain) 1
  • Average number of connected devices, per person, is 13 1
  • Global number of Internet connected devices reaches 109,200,000,000 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 234 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 708 exabytes 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Brazilian population is 25-34 and 45-49 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Mexican population is 30-34 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Middle East population is 25-34 1
  • Largest age cohort for the African population is 0-4 1
  • Largest age cohort for the European population is 40-49 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Indian population is 15-19 1
  • Largest age cohort for the United States population is 35-39 1

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