Predictions for 2022 | Future timeline

Read 497 predictions for 2022, 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.

Fast forecasts for 2022

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  • U.S. automakers agree to adopt crash-avoidance braking by 2022.1
  • 10% of the world's population will be wearing clothes connected to the Internet.1
  • The first 3D-printed car will be in production.1
  • ESA and NASA will try to divert an asteroid out of its orbit. 1
  • Compliance period for the US Clean Power Plan begins. 1
  • Construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) begins in Chile. 1
  • All new car models will now have automatic braking by default. 1
  • Mobile payments grow to $3 trillion, a 200 fold increase from 7 years prior. 1
  • The BICAR, a cross between a bicycle and electric car, becomes available for purchase 1
  • Denmark begins making shifts towards cash-free societies 1
  • Planes that use sunlight for fuel are used regularly. They use up to 17000 solar cells 1
  • Scientists capable of replicating faces solely through DNA analysis 1,2
  • U.S. military food researchers develop pizza that can last up to 3 years 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 1.1 US dollars 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 7,914,763,000 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 7,886,667 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 50 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 260 exabytes 1

Country forecasts for 2022

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Technology forecasts for 2022

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A new rule requires GMO products to be labeled by 2022, and some food companies are rejoicing. Vote on this forecast
The US Navy's $13 billion supercarrier inches closer to combat deployment. Vote on this forecast
US federal agencies to go paperless by 2022. Vote on this forecast
UK airports ordered to use 3D baggage scanners by 2022. Vote on this forecast
Nasa plans to send water-hunting robot to moon surface in 2022. Vote on this forecast
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Business news for 2022

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Farm bill effect on industry revenues. Vote on this forecast
US will be a net energy exporter by 2022, four years sooner than expected, Energy Department says. Vote on this forecast
Will the U.S. economy plunge into a recession by 2021? Half of America’s business economists expect it to happen. Vote on this forecast
IoT to unlock revenues worth $11.1 billion by 2022. Vote on this forecast
India's cloud market to cross $7 billion by 2022. Vote on this forecast
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Culture forecasts for 2022

Culture related predictions due to make an impact in 2022 include:

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How car ownership is changing rapidly and irreversibly in India . Vote on this forecast
Trudeau’s new ‘feminist’ plan commits 95% of foreign aid to gender, women and girls by 2022. Vote on this forecast
To fight fake news on WhatsApp, India is turning off the internet. Vote on this forecast
Liverwort: Tasmania plant produces compounds similar to marijuana's THC. Vote on this forecast
Robo pot: Aphria says automation key to low-cost cannabis production. Vote on this forecast
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Science forecasts for 2022

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A new rule requires GMO products to be labeled by 2022, and some food companies are rejoicing. Vote on this forecast
Global V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications ecosystem markets, 2019-2030: By 2022, V2X will account for a market worth $1.2 billion. Vote on this forecast
From 2022, new Ford vehicles in the U.S. will ‘talk’ to road infrastructure. Vote on this forecast
Liverwort: Tasmania plant produces compounds similar to marijuana's THC. Vote on this forecast
Robo pot: Aphria says automation key to low-cost cannabis production. Vote on this forecast
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Health forecasts for 2022

Health related predictions due to make an impact in 2022 include:

A new rule requires GMO products to be labeled by 2022, and some food companies are rejoicing. Vote on this forecast
UK telemedicine market outlook to 2022 by services, technology platform and clinical applications - demand for telemedicine in the UK is expected to grow at a rapid pace during 2021-2022. Vote on this forecast
Law that could spark a boom for the $1 billion marijuana-linked CBD industry. Vote on this forecast
Rebranding cannabis: The legal future of the world's favourite high. Vote on this forecast
The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020. Vote on this forecast
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2021-01-14 Last updated 2020-01-14

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