(ORDO NEWS) — You don’t need to be a psychic to predict the future, because it is enough to analyze what is happening in front of your eyes. So what events, most likely, we will be able to observe by the middle of the XXI century?
2019: New countries will appear on the map
Bougainville Island, which is located in the Pacific Ocean, is now officially an Autonomous Region of Papua New Guinea. However, in 2019 he could gain independence if a large part of his population votes in favor of this decision in a referendum. New Caledonia, now part of France, could also become a separate country.
2020: The construction of the tallest building on the planet will be completed
The tallest building to date is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, but this record could be broken in 2020. Saudi Arabia plans to complete construction of the Jeddah Tower by then. Its height will be 1 kilometer.
2020: The first hotel in space will be opened
Bigelow Aerospace is about to launch a spacecraft into orbit that could serve as a hotel for humans from Earth. The tests of such ships were successful, and one of them was even used by astronauts on the ISS as a storage facility.
2024: SpaceX rocket will go to Mars
SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk in 2002, plans to send a cargo ship to the Red Planet. Later, they want to send the first people there.
2025: The population of the planet will grow to 8 billion people
UN experts predict that by 2025, 8 billion people will live on Earth. By 2050, there will be 10 billion of us.
2026: Construction of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona will be completed
The construction of this cathedral began in 1883. The biggest problem is the need to design special stone blocks, which is time consuming.
2028: Venice may become uninhabited
This does not mean that the city will be completely under water (this can happen, but not earlier than 2100). But there is concern that housing will become impossible due to a significant rise in water levels.
2029: Asteroid Apophis will approach the Earth by 38398 kilometers
According to the first estimates of scientists, the probability that this asteroid will fall to Earth in 2029 was 2.7%. However, later it dropped to 0, which cannot be said about the more distant future, when the asteroid again approaches our planet.
2030: The area of the Arctic ice sheet will be greatly reduced
The area of the Arctic ice sheet is sharply decreasing. According to some estimates, by the end of this century, the Arctic Ocean will be completely ice-free in summer.
2033: A manned mission called “Aurora” will go to Mars
The European Space Agency program provides for the study of the Moon, Mars and asteroids, and it includes both automatic flights and manned ones. But before people get to Mars, the agency plans to send cargo there, as well as develop technology that allows them to land on the Red Planet and return to Earth.
2035: Quantum teleportation will be carried out in Russia
We are not talking about instant teleportation of real objects through space. Quantum teleportation will become possible thanks to the creation of a reliable communication system with which it will be possible to transmit polarized photons in space.
2036: Probes will be sent to explore the Alpha Centauri star system
The Breakthrough Starshot project is about to send an entire fleet of spaceships to the nearest star. Solar sails will be installed on them. Before Alpha Centauri, the probes will fly 20 years, but it will take another 5 to send a message to Earth on a successful arrival.
2038: We Finally Find Out Who Killed John F. Kennedy
Although Lee Harvey Oswald is widely believed to be the man who killed John F. Kennedy, this version still raises questions. Many people don’t believe he was the one who killed Kennedy. Nevertheless, information about the murder will remain classified until 2038.
2040: International thermonuclear experimental reactor will be put into operation
The construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor was started back in 2007 in the south of France, 65 kilometers from Marseille. This reactor is considered safer than traditional nuclear ones, because even in the event of an accident, the amount of emissions will be so insignificant that we do not need an evacuation.
2045: The era of technological singularity begins
According to people who believe in the theory of technological singularity, one day there will come a time when technological progress will become too difficult for us to understand. It is assumed that at this point, technologies will be integrated into the human body, which will contribute to the emergence of a new type of people.
2048: Antarctic mining ban disappears
According to the “Antarctic Treaty System”, no country can own its territory, and the continent itself is a non-nuclear zone. Mining is also strictly prohibited, but the agreement may be revised after 2048.
2050: Colonization of Mars begins
It is believed that the first colonists will appear on Mars by 2050. They will be able to fly to the Red Planet as part of the Mars One project, but before that, scientists will have to solve many problems associated with interplanetary travel. However, some people, such as Steve Wozniak, believe that we can never visit other planets.
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