There is no need to be extra-hard to predict the future. Sometimes it is enough just to analyze the present. Here is a list of events that are very likely to happen before the 21st century. the end of the first half.
2019: new countries may appear on the world map.
The island of Bugenville is the Autonomous Community of Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean, but already in 2019. it can become an independent state if most of its people vote for it through a referendum. New Caledonia, which is currently in France, can also become a separate state.
2020: Construction of the world’s tallest building will be completed.
Today, the tallest building in the world is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, but already in 2020. this record will be exceeded. By that time, the construction of the Jeddah Tower building, which will stretch to 1007 meters in height, will be completed in Saudi Arabia.
2020: The first space hotel will open.
The Bigelow Aerospace, a private company, is planning to bring a residential module to the Earth’s orbit for guests from Earth. Tests of similar modules have passed successfully, and one of their TKS residents even uses as a warehouse.
2024: SpaceX launches to Mars.
Company SpaceX, which in 2002 founded by Ilon Musk (Elon Musk) plans to send a cargo ship to the Red Planet first and then the first person.
2025: Population of the Earth will reach 8 billion people.
UN predicts that on our planet in 2025, will live 8 billion people, and by 2050 this figure can rise to some 10 billion by some estimates.
2026: The Church of the Holy Family (Sagrada Familia) will be completed in Barcelona.
This church is a real age building, since it was built for the assembled victims in 1883. The construction of the building quickly complements the complexity of the production of stone blocks, because each one needs to be treated and adapted individually.
2028: Venice may become unfit to live.
This does not mean that the whole city is drowning under water (this could happen not earlier than 2100). But it’s feared that the water in the Venice Lagoon will rise to such an extent that homes will no longer be able to live.
2029: Apophis asteroid approaching Earth at 38400 km.
According to preliminary estimates by scientists, the probability of this asteroid collision with the Earth in 2029. amounted to 2.7 percent. But later it was completely rejected, which can not be said about the later Apophis approaches.
2030: Arctic ice cover will reach the new minimum.
The area of the Arctic glacier is steadily decreasing and some estimates by the 21st century. By the end of the Ice Age, the ice in the summer will be completely liberated from ice.
2033: A flying flight to Mars will take place under the Aurora program.
The objective of the European Space Agency program is to study the Moon, Mars and Asteroids, which provides for both automated and pilot flights. Before sending people to Mars, there will be loads of cargo and a complete landing and return to Earth technology.
2035: Quantum teleportation is planned to be launched in Russia.
Immediately let’s say that here we are not talking about the transfer of material objects in space. Quantum teleportation is the transfer of quantum information from one object to another. Quantum teleportation creates preconditions for creating secure wireless communications.
2036: Probes will go on to explore the star of the Centaur Alpha.
In the framework of the Breakthrough Starshot project, it is planned to send a fleet of space sailboats to our nearest star system. They will need about 20 years to reach the Kentaur Alpha System, and about 5 years to notify the Earth of a successful entry.
2038: US National Archives reveal the secret of the murder of John F. Kennedy.
Despite the recognition of Lee Harvey Oswald as the murderer of John F. Kennedy, this version poses many questions so far, and not everyone believes in it. Whatever the case, the information about this crime was classified until 2038. Apparently, there are good reasons for this.
2040: The International Experimental Thermonuclear Reactor will be put into operation.
The International Experimental Thermonuclear Reactor was launched in 2007. In the south of France, 60 km from Marseille. It should be noted that such a reactor is much safer than conventional nuclear power plants, as radioactive substances in the event of an accident will be scarce and no evacuation will be required.
2045: the time of technological singularity will come.
In the opinion of the advocates of Technological Uniqueness Theory, sooner or later, a moment will come when technological advances become so complex that they will no longer be perceived. Some people believe that the integration of humanity and computers will take place at the time, and people of a completely new kind will emerge.
2048: An Antarctic Moratorium on the Mining of Minerals will be canceled.
Under the Antarctic Treaty, all territorial claims on this continent are frozen, while Antarctica itself is a non-nuclear zone. The mining of any minerals on the sixth continent is currently prohibited, but it may be that after 2048, The contract for the land depths will be reviewed.
2050: Mars will be colonized.
It is expected that by 2050 Marsey will host the colonists who will arrive there under the Mars One project, but before that, scientists will have to solve a number of challenges. Of course, there are those who think that we will not be on any other planet. As it is said, let’s live – we will see.