77 predictions for 2038 | Future forecast

What 2038 will look like | Future Forecast

Read 77 predictions for 2038, 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 2038
  • The first set of 12 new military submarines for Australia's Navy have arrived from France. Likelihood: 90% 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • NASA sends an autonomous submarine to explore Titan's oceans. 1
  • Genomes of all discovered reptilian species sequenced 1
  • Deafness, at any stage, is cured 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 9,032,348,000 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 18,446,667 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 546 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 1,412 exabytes 1

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Corporate Forecasts for 2020
  • Microsoft opens new Canadian headquarters in downtown Toronto. 1

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