AI Future Teller: Texting By Thinking

2020-2040

• The Arctic is becoming free of sea ice

2020-2026

• The Euclid Space Telescope reveals new insights into dark matter and dark energy

2020-2025

• Gene therapy for deafness
• Breast tomosynthesis is in widespread use
• Five-year survival rates for Hodgkin’s lymphoma are approaching 100%

2020

• Microsoft ends support for Windows 7
• America’s power shift is destabilising the Asia-Pacific region
• Generation X is reshaping global politics
• Internet use reaches 5 billion worldwide
• Texting by thinking
• Complex organ replacements grown from stem cells
• The first stem cell therapy for congestive heart failure
• A cure for malaria
• Progress with longevity extension
• Genetically engineered “super” bananas
• Tokyo hosts the Olympic Games
• Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR) has been significantly expanded
• Completion of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link
• The UK has expanded its offshore grid connections
• Smart meters in every UK home
• Mercury pollution has been greatly reduced
• Glacier National Park and other regions are becoming ice-free
• Britain’s new aircraft carriers reach full operational capability
• 30,000 drones are patrolling the skies of America
• Mars 2020 rover mission
• The first test flights of NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Technology
• England’s Coastal Path is open to walkers
• Expo 2020 is held in Dubai
• The PlayStation 5 is launched
• The final collapse of the Larsen B ice shelf

2021

• Exascale computers are deployed
• The ExoMars rover touches down on Mars
• The James Webb Space Telescope is launched
• Crossrail opens in London
• Water crisis in southwest USA
• The world’s largest insect swarm re-emerges
• Five-year survival rates for breast cancer are approaching 100%
• Male birth control pills are entering the market
• The world’s first artificial kidney
• Launch of the Terrafugia TF-X flying car
• The first Arabian mission to Mars
• The maiden flight of Ariane 6
• India’s first manned space flight
• A rapidly changing workforce
• Wireless electricity is reaching critical mass
• Completion of the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge

2022

• India becomes the most populous country on Earth
• The ITER experimental fusion reactor is switched on
• Germany phases out nuclear energy
• Beijing hosts the Winter Olympics
• Completion of the Northeast Corridor high-speed train upgrade
• Qatar hosts the FIFA World Cup
• China’s first space station is complete
• New Horizons completes its study of the Kuiper Belt
• The AIDA mission arrives at Didymos
• The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE) is launched
• Water is becoming a weapon of war
• Global reserves of antimony are running out
• Nanotech clothes are growing rapidly in use
• Driverless hover-taxis are operational in Dubai
• VIPER mission to the lunar south pole

2023-2027

• A tipping point for block chain

2023

• Xi Jinping extends his presidency
• The Aerion AS2 supersonic jet enters service
• The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope begins full operations
• First crewed flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft
• Mars sample return mission
• Asteroid sample return mission
• Launch of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
• The Hinkley Point C nuclear power station is operational
• The Type 26 Global Combat Ship enters service
• Turkey celebrates its 100th anniversary as an independent republic
• Completion of the London “super sewer”
• Brain implants to restore lost memories
• Luna 27 lands on the far side of the Moon
• Driverless high-speed trains begin operating in France
• Completion of the Stad Ship Tunnel
• Launch of the SPHEREx mission

2024-2064

• The next generation of London Tube trains

2024

• Vladimir Putin steps down as President of Russia
• Open-source, 3D printed clothes at near-zero cost
• The Thirty Metre Telescope is fully operational
• Completion of the Square Kilometre Array
• Total solar eclipse across North America
• Euro 2024 is hosted by Germany
• Paris hosts the Summer Olympic Games
• Lunar Mission One drills into the Moon’s south pole
• Bio-electronics for treating arthritis are in common use
• Carsharing has exploded in popularity
• Wind turbine drone inspection is a multi-billion dollar industry
• Starlink reaches full capacity
• The first probe to fly into the Sun’s outer atmosphere

2025-2050

• Unemployment is soaring

2025-2035

• All television is becoming Internet-based
• Small modular nuclear reactors gain widespread adoption
• Manned missions to the Moon
• The Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST) conducts its life-searching mission
• Mouse revival from cryopreservation

2025-2030

• Many cities are banning fossil fuel-powered vehicles
• The threat of bioterrorism is increasing
• Hypersonic missiles are in military use
• Some of Britain’s most well-known animal species are going extinct

2025-2029

• The Martian Moons Exploration probe collects and returns samples

2025-2028

• Contact with the Voyager probes is lost

2025

• A billion human genomes have been sequenced
• Human brain simulations are becoming possible
• 3D-printed human organs
• China is becoming highly urbanised
• Vertical farms are common in cities
• Solid waste is reaching crisis levels
• Kivalina has been inundated
• Completion of the East Anglia Zone
• The UK phases out coal power
• The European Extremely Large Telescope is operational
• The Giant Magellan Telescope is fully operational
• The first test flight of the Skylon spaceplane
• The first manned flights from Russia’s new spaceport
• High speed rail networks are being expanded in many countries
• A comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. airspace system is complete
• Railguns are in use by the U.S. navy
• The global crowdfunding market reaches $100bn
• BepiColombo arrives in orbit around Mercury
• The final Avatar movie is released

2026-2031

• India’s reusable launch vehicle is operational

2026-2030

• The PLATO observatory is operational

2026

• A synthetic human genome is completed
• Aquaculture provides the majority of the world’s seafood
• The High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) is operational
• The International Linear Collider is completed
• 3-D printed electronic membranes to prevent heart attacks
• Youthful regeneration of aging heart muscle via GDF-11
• New treatments for Alzheimer’s disease
• Rising sea levels are wreaking havoc on the Maldives
• Global reserves of indium are running out
• Italy hosts the Winter Olympics
• Construction of the Sagrada Família is complete
• Robotic hands matching human capabilities
• The FIFA World Cup is hosted jointly in Canada, Mexico and the United States
• Mars Science Laboratory is shutting down
• 50TB hard drives

2027

• The BRICs overtake the G7 nations
• Light-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles reach 1 million in annual sales
• Tokyo and Nagoya are connected by high-speed maglev
• Carbon sequestration is underway in many nations
• The Venera-D mission arrives at Venus
• The asteroid 1999 AN10 makes a close approach
• The Europa Clipper arrives in orbit
• The autopsy report for Elvis Presley is made public
• Opening of the New Central Polish Airport

2028

• Completion of the Deep Space Gateway
• Launch of the European ATHENA X-ray observatory
• China builds the world’s largest particle accelerator
• Printed electronics are ubiquitous
• The UK population reaches 70m
• British newspapers are going out of circulation
• Launch of the ARIEL spacecraft
• Launch of the Comet Interceptor
• Delhi becomes the most populous city in the world
• Los Angeles hosts the Summer Olympic Games
• Total solar eclipse in Australia and New Zealand
• Resurrection of several extinct species has been achieved
• The International Space Station is decommissioned

2029

• Human-like AI is becoming a reality
• Increased automation of banking
• Close approach of the near-Earth asteroid Apophis
• Mass application of gene drives on mosquitoes
• Global reserves of silver are running out
• Finland bans coal for energy use
• Madagascar’s radiated tortoise is extinct in the wild
• Phase 1 of the California High-Speed Rail line is complete
• Expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport
• Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is disappearing
• The wreck of the Titanic has decomposed

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