A Look Into The Future… What Can We Expect?

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    I assume I’m not the only one in this group that wants to see the distant future simply because of all the amazing new things that I assume will happen in it, to us and to the world around us.  It’s something I think about often…what will life be like?…what new technologies will come into existence?…what diseases will be cured?…what will the societal conventions we live by today look like in 100, 1000, 10,000 years and beyond?…And although there is no real answer to most of these questions there are reasonable assumptions made based on data and other things that give us somewhat of a perspective on what truly could come to be.  All I know is that if I asked my parents 80 years ago what they thought the world might be like today, they probably could have answered with some degree of specificity and perspective.  But when people ask me that question today, I really don’t know what to say because at the speed we are evolving as a global civilization it’s getting harder and harder to imagine (which is why it’s so exciting!)

One resource I love to read from time to time is called www.futuretimeline.net.   The site was launched in 2008 by London-based futurist William James Fox.  The site quickly gained traction and has quickly evolved into one of the largest online communities of futurists around the world today.  This post will be a list-style post highlighting some of the predictions that I personally find most interesting (there are many more on the site than those I list in this article).  I hope that these will get some of you excited and motivate you to take a look at the site yourself in greater detail as well as perhaps share your thoughts on this and other future-related topics in the comments section.  With that, let’s get started.

2020-2029

2021

2022

2023-2027

2023

2024

2025-2035

2025

2026

2028

2029

2030

2031

2032

2033

2034

2035-2045

2035

2036-2040

  • Transhuman sports competitors

2036

2038

2039

2040

2041

2042

2044

2045

2048

2053

2055

2057

2058

2059

2065

2067

2069

2070

2072

2073

2075-2080

2078

2080

2083

2085

2100

2110

2120

2130

2150

2160

2200

2230

2250

2300

2500

2700

3000

3100

4000

1,000,000

10,000,000

50,000,000

1,000,000,000

100,000,000,000,000

10100

SOURCES1 – www.futuretimeline.net.