culture predictions for 2050 | Future timeline

Read 77 predictions for 2050, 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.

culture forecasts for 2050

In 2050, a number of culture breakthroughs and trends will become available to the public, for example:
  • There are more than 700 million French-speakers in the world, and 80% of them are in Africa compared to only about 300 million in 2020. 1% 1
  • 6.3 billion people will live in cities. 1
  • Coffee becomes a luxury due to climate change and the loss of suitable farming land 1
  • Skyscrapers (an arcology) that function as cities are built to address growing populations 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 9,725,147,000 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Brazilian population is 45-49 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Mexican population is 50-54 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Middle East population is 35-44 1
  • Largest age cohort for the African population is 0-4 1
  • Largest age cohort for the European population is 60-64 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Indian population is 35-39 1
  • Largest age cohort for the Chinese population is 60-64 1
  • Largest age cohort for the United States population is 20-34 1

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Op-ed: meeting the workforce needs of the life science industry isn’t just about teaching science. Vote on this forecast
How this 19-year-old gen z expert is helping companies like intuit and linkedin recruit post-millennials. Vote on this forecast
‘It shifts the power dynamic’: Faced with harassment, women are leaving agencies to go freelance. Vote on this forecast
Macho culture seen putting women off data science jobs. Vote on this forecast
Norway’s ageing population problem. Vote on this forecast
This is why a gender-sensitive approach will be essential to the future of work after covid-19. Vote on this forecast
Ethics and the future of work. 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
Librarians turned google forms into the unlikely platform for virtual escape rooms. Vote on this forecast
Twitter's political ad ban to limit micro-targeting, putting pressure on Facebook. Vote on this forecast
Fixing STEM’s ‘leaky pipeline’ requires cultural change — from early education to the executive level. Vote on this forecast
The US will become ‘minority white’ in 2045, Census projects. Vote on this forecast
We’re living in an age of minority rule. Vote on this forecast
In about 20 years, half the population will live in eight states. Vote on this forecast
By 2040, Islam could be the second-largest religion in the US. Vote on this forecast
There are more single working women than ever, and that's changing the US economy. Vote on this forecast
Food processors face uncertain future due to covid-19. Vote on this forecast
Why beauty brands are at the forefront of supporting black lives matter. Vote on this forecast
'Young consultants' export offshore skills. Vote on this forecast
[Weekender] pet care industry thrives with creative services. Vote on this forecast
Bending the internet: Russia catches up on internet control. Vote on this forecast
Putin's Russia and the ghost of the Romanovs. Vote on this forecast
Russia breaks its social contract | Global trends video reports. Vote on this forecast
How Russia is transforming Moscow | Dispatch. Vote on this forecast
How many Russians are leaving Russia?. Vote on this forecast
Russia takes on its demographic decline. Vote on this forecast
Rise of the Volga boatwomen? Russia ending gender bar on many jobs. Vote on this forecast
MMA: Russia's extreme obsession | 101 East. Vote on this forecast
Canada’s oil and gas workforce will need more than talent. Vote on this forecast
Why so many esports pros come from South Korea. Vote on this forecast

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

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