Predictions for 2045 | Future timeline

Read 137 predictions for 2045, 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 2045

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  • Ray Kurzweil singularity theory to begin this year. 1
  • Sweden becomes 'carbon neutral' through 85% carbon cuts at home. 1
  • EV battery energy density to be at parity with gasoline. 1
  • 'Brainprints' joins fingerprints as the top measures of security 1
  • Skyfarms feed densly populated city centres with added environmental benefits of producing energy, purifying water, cleaning air 1
  • Brain implants used for disabilities and entertainment purposes become widely available 1
  • Tokyo and Nagoya maglev is fully built 1
  • World population forecasted to reach 9,453,891,000 1
  • Share of global car sales taken by autonomous vehicles equals 70 per cent 1
  • World sales of electric vehicles reaches 23,066,667 1
  • Average number of connected devices, per person, is 22 1
  • Global number of Internet connected devices reaches 204,600,000,000 1
  • Optimistic forecasted rise in global temperatures, above pre-industrial levels, is 1.76 degrees Celsius 1

Country forecasts for 2045

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