Predictions for 2045 | Future timeline

Read predictions for 2045, 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 2045

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  • Ray Kurzweil singularity theory to begin this year. 1
  • Sweden becomes 'carbon neutral' through 85% carbon cuts at home. 1
  • EV battery energy density to be at parity with gasoline. 1
  • 'Brainprints' joins fingerprints as the top measures of security 1
  • Skyfarms feed densly populated city centres with added environmental benefits of producing energy, purifying water, cleaning air 1
  • Brain implants used for disabilities and entertainment purposes become widely available 1
  • Tokyo and Nagoya maglev is fully built 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 9,453,891,000 1
  • Share of global car sales taken by autonomous vehicles equals 70 per cent 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 23,066,667 1
  • Average number of connected devices, per person, is 22 1
  • Global number of Internet connected devices reaches 204,600,000,000 1
  • Optimistic forecasted rise in global temperatures, above pre-industrial levels, is 1.76 degrees Celsius 1
California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045. Vote on this forecast
The US will become ‘minority white’ in 2045, Census projects. Vote on this forecast
New Mexico is the third state to legally require 100% carbon-free electricity. Vote on this forecast
Auckland City rail link to be bigger and more expensive. Vote on this forecast
New Zealand: Auckland CityLINK buses electric by year’s end. Vote on this forecast

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

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