Predictions for 2024 | Future timeline

Read 419 predictions for 2024, 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.

Quantumrun Foresight prepared this list; A futurist consulting firm that uses strategic foresight to help companies thrive from future trends.

Fast forecasts for 2024

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  • The global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% takes effect. 1
  • NASA launches the lunar program “Artemis" with a two-person crew spacecraft. 1
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration launches the Psyche mission, aiming to study the unique metal-rich asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. 1
  • Space Entertainment Enterprise launches a film production studio 250 miles above Earth. 1
  • The first commercial hydrogen-electric flights between London and Rotterdam start operating. 1
  • The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union pass and implement new asylum and migration laws. 1
  • All new devices on the European Union market is required to include a USB-C charging port to reduce electronic waste, affecting Apple devices. 1
  • The Digital Services Act, which ensures the safety of users online and establishes governance of the protection of fundamental digital rights, takes affect across the European Union. 1
  • Since 2022, about 57% of companies globally have invested more in information communication technology, particularly among the biotechnology, retail, finance, food and beverage, and public administration sectors. 1
  • COVID-19 becomes endemic like the flu or the common cold. 1
  • The H2 Green Steel consortium's fossil-free plant makes its first green steel. 1
  • Swedish truck maker Scania and H2 Green Steel start producing trucks with fossil-free steel before moving the entire production to green steel in 2027–2028. 1
  • More than 50% of Internet traffic to homes will be from appliances and other home devices. 1
  • Artificial muscles used in robots can lift more weight and generate more mechanical power than human muscles 1
  • New prosthetic models convey sensations of feeling 1
  • First manned mission to Mars 1
  • Cost of solar panels, per watt, equals 0.9 US dollars 1
  • Global reserves of Indium is fully mined and depleted 1
  • Saudi Arabia's "Jubail II" is fully built 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 8,067,008,000 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 9,206,667 1
  • Predicted global mobile web traffic equals 84 exabytes 1
  • Global Internet traffic grows to 348 exabytes 1

Country forecasts for 2024

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