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To predict the future, it is not necessary to be a psychic. Sometimes it is enough just to analyze the present.
2019: New countries may appear on the world map
Bougainville Island in the Pacific Ocean is formally an autonomous territory of Papua New Guinea, but as early as 2019 it can become a separate state, provided that the majority of its residents vote for this decision in a referendum. Also, a separate state can become and New Caledonia, which is currently part of France.
2020: the tallest building in the world will be completed
Today the tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, but by 2020 this record will be broken. By that time, the construction of the Jeddah Tower will be completed in Saudi Arabia, the height of which together with the spire will be 1,007 meters.
2020: the first space hotel will open
The private company Bigelow Aerospace plans to put into a near-earth orbit a residential module designed for receiving guests from the Earth. Tests of such modules were successful, and one of them is even used by cosmonauts of the ISS as a storeroom.
2024: SpaceX rocket will go to Mars
SpaceX, founded in 2002 by Ilon Mask, plans to send a cargo ship to the Red Planet first, and later the first man.
2025: Earth's population will reach 8 billion people
According to UN forecasts, the population of our planet in 2025 will be 8 billion people, and by 2050, according to some estimates, it can reach 10 billion.
2026: Sagrada Familia in Barcelona will be completed
This church is a real unfinished building, because it began to be built on public donations in 1883. The speedy completion of construction is hampered by the complexity of making stone blocks, since each of them requires individual processing and fitting.
2028: Venice can become uninhabitable
This does not mean that the city will completely go under water (if this happens, then not earlier than 2100). But there are fears that the water level in the Venice Lagoon will rise so much that homes will become uninhabitable.
2029: Earth will converge with asteroid Apophis at a distance of 38,400 km
According to the initial estimates of scientists, the probability of a collision of this asteroid with the Earth in 2029 was 2.7%. But then it was completely excluded, which cannot be said about the next rapprochement between Apophis and our planet.
2030: Arctic ice cover reaches new minimum
The size of the Arctic ice cover is steadily decreasing and, according to some assertions, by the end of the XXI century the Arctic Ocean will begin to completely free from ice in summer.
2033: Aurora piloted flight to Mars will take place
The program of the European Space Agency is focused on the study of the Moon, Mars and asteroids and includes both automated flights and manned flights. Before they send people to Mars, they will send the cargo there and will work out the technologies of landing and returning to Earth.
2035: Russia plans to introduce quantum teleportation
Immediately make a reservation that about any instantaneous movement of material objects in the space of speech is not here. Quantum teleportation provides for the creation of a reliable communication system,which will transfer the polarization state of photons in space.
2036: Probes go to explore the Alpha Centauri star system
As part of the Breakthrough Starshot project, it is proposed to send a fleet from the spacecraft equipped with a solar sail to the Solar System nearest to us. It will take them about 20 years to reach the Alpha Centauri system and about 5 more years to report to Earth on a successful arrival.
2038: The National Archives of the USA will reveal the secret of the assassination of John F. Kennedy
Despite the fact that the killer of John F. Kennedy was recognized by Lee Harvey Oswald, this version still raises many questions: not everyone believes in it. But, be that as it may, information about this crime was classified until 2038 - probably for good reason.
2040: International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor will be commissioned.
The construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor began in 2007 in the south of France, 60 km from Marseille. It is worth noting that such a reactor is much safer than traditional nuclear ones, since in the event of an accident, emissions will be insignificant and the evacuation of the population will not be required.
2045: the time of technological singularity will come
According to supporters of the theory of technological singularity, sooner or later a moment will come when technical progress will become so complex that it will be inaccessible for understanding. Some believe that at this time there will be an integration of humanity with computers, which will lead to the emergence of a completely new type of person.
2048: Moratorium on mining in Antarctica will be lifted
According to the Antarctic Treaty, all territorial claims on this continent are frozen, and Antarctica itself is declared a nuclear-free zone. The mining of any kind of minerals on the sixth continent is currently prohibited, but it is possible that after 2048 the agreement on subsoil will be revised.
2050: Mars will be colonized
It is assumed that by 2050 colonists will settle on Mars, who will arrive there as part of the Mars One project, but before this scientists have to solve many problems. However, there are those (for example, Steve Wozniak), who believes that we will not fly to any other planets. But, as they say, wait and see.