128 predictions for 2035 | Future forecast

What 2035 will look like | Future Forecast

Read 128 predictions for 2035, 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 2035
  • The first set of 12 new military submarines for Australia's Navy have arrived from France. Likelihood: 90% 1
  • The US now supplies more than half of the world’s total natural gas demand. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • Starting this year, Social Security won’t be able to pay full benefits to recipients due to funding shortfalls. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • 6th generation fighter planes will enter military service between 2032 to 2036, replacing the F35. These new fighters will feature next-gen stealth, laser, and artificial intelligence technologies, along with hypersonic engines, and the ability to operate with or without human pilots. 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
  • The US begins withdrawing its military presence from most Middle East nations between 2035 to 2040 as the demand for oil collapses due to electric vehicles, AV car fleets, and sufficient domestic oil and gas production. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • NASA partners with private companies to land the first human on Mars between 2033 to 2036. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • The UK has missed its recycling targets as the country’s recycling infrastructure is unable to keep up with domestic consumption levels. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • The UK’s economy is 7.7% smaller than what it was in 2018 before ‘no-deal Brexit.’ Likelihood: 50% 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
  • 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
  • People that live along the eroding shorelines of British Columbia and the Atlantic provinces will have to consider relocating between 2035 and 2040, due to the increased risk of flooding and sea level rises. 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
  • Canadian crude oil production has increased to over 5.5 million barrels per day, up roughly 30% since 2019. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • World oil prices crash sometime between 2035 and 2040 as an increasingly sizeable percentage of the planet switches to electric vehicles and carsharing fleets, as well as renewable sources of electricity production. Oil-producing provinces, like Alberta, will see their economy sink into a deep recession as hundreds of thousands are laid off in waves, causing significant civil unrest across the country. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Canadian defense spending now falls under one percent of the national GDP. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Earth experiences a "mini ice age" as solar activity decreases by 1% 1
  • 3D printers capable of printing organs become widely used in hospitals 1
  • New train technology travels 3x faster than airplanes 1
  • Majority of vehicles contain vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications to transmit information about speed, heading, brake status 1
  • Humans can "upgrade" their senses with implants that detect more signals (radio waves, X-rays, etc.) 1
  • Scientists develop cure for HIV through genome editing to cut the HIV genome out of DNA 1
  • Gene-editing technology allows scientists to cure genetic diseases 1
  • Genomes of all discovered mammal species sequenced 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 8,838,907,000 1
  • Share of global car sales taken by autonomous vehicles equals 38 per cent 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 16,466,667 1
  • Average number of connected devices, per person, is 16 1
  • Global number of Internet connected devices reaches 139,200,000,000 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 414 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 1,118 exabytes 1
Corporate Forecasts for 2020
  • Microsoft opens new Canadian headquarters in downtown Toronto. 1
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