science predictions for 2040 | Future timeline

Read science predictions for 2040, a year that will see the world transform thanks to scientific disruptions that will impact a wide range of sectors—and we explore many of them below. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

science forecasts for 2040

Forecast
In 2040, a number of science breakthroughs and trends will become available to the public, for example:
  • Scientists can erase and restore memories 1
  • Optimistic forecasted rise in global temperatures, above pre-industrial levels, is 1.62 degrees Celsius 1

Related technology articles for 2040:

Macho culture seen putting women off data science jobs. Vote on this forecast
Elon Musk says an 'awesome' Neuralink update is coming soon. Vote on this forecast
Norway’s ageing population problem. Vote on this forecast
World population likely to shrink after mid-century, forecasting major shifts in global population and economic power. Vote on this forecast
Speeding up science during the pandemic. Vote on this forecast
Robot actress to star in big-budget sci-fi movie. Vote on this forecast
Defense department study on mannequins would improve surgeon training. Vote on this forecast
Scientists say satellite imagery and machine learning advances will boost African consumer data. Vote on this forecast
How the va and cms are improving the patient experience. Vote on this forecast
Ppe poses a major environmental threat scientists propose a solution. Vote on this forecast
Fixing STEM’s ‘leaky pipeline’ requires cultural change — from early education to the executive level. Vote on this forecast
How asteroid mining will save the Earth and mint trillionaires. Vote on this forecast
New network of universities to combat climate change. Vote on this forecast
Marine biologists eyeball oil and gas tech for studies. Vote on this forecast
Improved seeds key to sustainable food security, African plant breeders say. Vote on this forecast
Scientists tap unused energy source to power smart sensor networks. Vote on this forecast
U.S. EPA to eliminate all mammal testing by 2035. Vote on this forecast
India-specific genome tests: The future of healthcare. Vote on this forecast
Get ready for 2 solar eclipses coming to the US in 2023 and 2024. Vote on this forecast
NASA aims for Mars landing in 2035 while building support for lunar gateway. Vote on this forecast
NASA aims to put first woman on the moon by 2024. Vote on this forecast
Another giant leap: U.S. plans to send astronauts back to the moon by 2024. Vote on this forecast
NASA will open the International Space Station to tourists next year. Vote on this forecast
Greta effect: One in four UK teens eyeing a green career. Vote on this forecast
How Indiana is transforming the agriculture workforce and the jobs of the future. Vote on this forecast
Mushrooms and orange peel: Could biotech clean up the building industry?. Vote on this forecast
Covid-19 and its impact on gig working. Vote on this forecast
A new rule requires GMO products to be labeled by 2022, and some food companies are rejoicing. Vote on this forecast
US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon. Vote on this forecast
Technologies to increase driver safety during pandemic. Vote on this forecast

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2021-01-14 Last updated 2020-01-14

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