40 predictions for 2048 | Future forecast

What 2048 will look like | Future Forecast

Read 40 predictions for 2048, 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 2048
  • 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
  • World population forecasted to reach 9,619,869,000 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 25,046,667 1

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