69 predictions for 2045 | Future forecast

What 2045 will look like | Future Forecast

Read 69 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
  • A reactor called Iter “International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor” starts delivering fusion power in France. 25% 1
  • Rising sea levels and unpredictable weather patterns have led to annual cases of extreme sea-level events, displacing a significant number of Australian communities. Likelihood: 60% 1
  • Between 2045 to 2050, some humans turn to bionic enhancements to improve their mental and physical capabilities, a divergent human and cyborg class may emerge, splitting the human population not just by race, but by ability and potentially creating new sub-species. (Likelihood 65%) 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
  • Regardless of any measures to slow global greenhouse gas emissions, the arctic is now locked into a devastating temperature rise. As a result, between 2040 to 2050, 70% of the homes and infrastructure built on top of permafrost in Canada's northernmost provincial regions and territories are at risk of severe damage. Likelihood: 70% 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
  • To better compete with Russia-China's increasingly strategic arctic trade routes, the US claims a portion of the Arctic Sea currently claimed by Canada to secure lucrative rights to the Northwest Passage between 2043 to 2047. Likelihood: 40% 1
  • Sweden becomes 'carbon neutral' through 85% carbon cuts at home. 1
  • EV battery energy density to be at parity with gasoline. 1
  • Ray Kurzweil singularity theory to begin this year. 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

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