State of technology in 2050 | Future Forecast

Read 10 technology predictions for 2050, a year that will see the world transform thanks to disruptions in technology that will impact a wide range of sectors—and we explore them all. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

Technology releases for 2050
In 2050, a number of technology breakthroughs and trends will become available to the public, for example:
  • South Africa’s electricity system concludes that a fully renewable-energy-based system is at least 25% more cost-competitive than its past carbon-based energy network. Likelihood: 70% 1
  • Toyota stops selling gasoline cars 1
  • China's "South-to-North Water Transfer Project" is fully built 1
  • Share of global car sales taken by autonomous vehicles equals 90 per cent 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 26,366,667 1
  • (Moore's Law) Calculations per second, per $1,000, equals 10^23 (equal to all human brain power globally) 1
  • Average number of connected devices, per person, is 25 1
  • Global number of Internet connected devices reaches 237,500,000,000 1
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