Top prediction for coming ten years



    
 A lot can alter in ten years. Throughout the past decade, we’ve noticed the start of a new race to Mars, the commercial release of self-driving cars, and the initial photograph of a black hole. And over the following ten years, the modifications are going to be even more amazing.

These predictions aren’t messages brought to us from angels or ideas we’ve dragged out of a hat. They’re a collection of scientific and economic forecasts from some of the world’s governing experts and actual projects, already in headway by actual inventors.

They’re not just imaginations — they’re circumstances that very likely will occur over the another ten years; an initial account of what will be the ground-breaking periods of our future’s history.

Year 2020: MIND-READING MACHINES ENTER PRODUCTION

Machines that can read your mind might  be like something from a distant, but if scientists fulfill their intended plan, we should start noticing the first telepathic devices declared openly within the next 12 months.

That’s the deadline a company of Japanese scientists set back in 2010 when they first published their plan to release machines that can read your mind and turn your thoughts into text messages.

Before then, scientists have already prepared some tremendous breakthroughs. A team of Japanese scientists has already invented technology that can decode brain activity to create rough images from people’s feelings. Meanwhile, scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have already created a device that looks at brain signals and uses them to read the thoughts in your mind — and they claim it’s accurate 87% of the time.

It’ll likely be several years before mass-marketed telepathic products are on the shelves of your local Wal-Mart, but as the experimenters laboring on this technology wrap up the first level of their work next year, expect to hear about some incredible breakthroughs that, distant down the road, will lead to inventions that will change our lives.

Year 2021: MASS PRODUCTION OF SELF-DRIVING CARS BEGINS

Self-driving cars have already strike the market, but they’re scarcely universal. Today, owning a car that can drive you to work is usually a luxury reserved for the wealthy few — but all that’s running to alter in 2021.

That’s the year the Chinese corporation Baidu plans to disclose a mass-produced fleet of self-driving vehicles to fill the streets of Beijing and Shanghai. And if China’s achievement with electric cars is any evidence, we can trust on seeing them adopted there a whole lot earlier than they have been in the West.


Absent of that pesky democracy and freedom in its way, China’s been prepared to make buying electric cars nearly a necessity. In China’s largest cities, anyone buying a gas-powered car has to pay about $14,000 USD for a license plate, all but forcing citizens to buy electric — and, as a result, about 60% of global electric car sales are presently sold in China.

If Baidu gets the Chinese government’s support, we can predict their fleet of self-driving cars to start seeing widespread adoption — and with it, we’ll start seeing the first steps toward driverless cities in 2021.


Year 2022: SOLAR-POWERED COMMERCIAL AIRLINES BECOME AVAILABLE

In 2022, Eviation Aircraft intends on releasing the world’s first fully-electric commercial airliner.

This one isn’t even a sci-fi idea anymore. Aircraft has already been disclosed to the world, and it’s not even the first of its type. One team of pilots has already circled the world an electric plane. But in 2022, we’re going to start seeing zero-emissions, electric airplanes charged with solar panels fulfill a real option for every flight we take.

Norway has already committed to using those electric-powered airplane by 2023 and schedules on having the world’s first airport that is fully self-sufficient on renewable energy sources by 2025.


The aircraft of the future might even be inexpensive. Eviation Aircraft is expecting that their electric planes will only have to expend $8 for enough energy to travel 100 miles — compared to the $400 of fuel required for a gas-guzzling aircraft to make the same trip.

Year 2023: THE GLOBAL ECONOMY CRASHES

We’re in the center of the extended economic expansion in American history, but the nice times can’t last always. Shortly or later, there’s going to have to be another recession. And if the Global Business Policy Council is right, the toughest days are going to hit us in 2023.

They’ve forecasted that we’re going to begin seeing economic growth slow and that it’s not taking off to pick up again until after 2023. As that occurs, our growing debt is going to become a huger and bigger risk for the global economy, and we’ll start seeing nations with emerging markets defaulting on their deficits.

This recession, though, isn’t just taking off to be a global slow-down — it’s going to be a shake-up. East Asia is expected to get through this one relatively unscathed, which could imply that we’re going to see India, Vietnam, the Philippines, and even China — whom they predict will survive the trade war — boom ahead as the West lags.

Year 2024: THE FIRST MANNED MISSION TO MARS

2024 will be the year we put a man on Mars. It’s the year that Elon Musk’s Space X project plans on sending its first rockets to Mars, and there’s every reason to acknowledge that even if he doesn’t pull it off, somebody will.


It’s just an issue of distance. In 2024, the orbits of Earth and Mars will be aligned in a way that authorizes for the simplest possible interplanetary voyage, so you can be sure that anyone with their sights on Mars is going to take that chance.

But expect the first ship on Mars to be possessed by a private company. The boldest mission NASA has declared openly for 2024 is a manned mission to the moon — meaning that we can expect corporations to beat the government to third planet by a long shot.

Year 2025: SCIENTISTS GAIN THE ABILITY TO FIX THE HUMAN BRAIN

In 2013, the US government declared openly the BRAIN Initiative: a plan to map out and understand the activity inside of the human brain by the year 2025.

When the project arrives its final year, the scientists involved will be beyond analysis and will be putting the last touches on applications that use what they’ve learned about the human mind to use.

It’s expected that the research will enable us to scan a human brain and recognize mental health issues like PTSD and depression, and — if things go well — they may even allow neuroscientists to fix them. Instead of talking to a therapist or loading yourself up on drugs, scientists may have a strong enough understanding of the neuroscience behind mental health to rewire your brain and fix your depression.

That’s an optimistic forecast — but realistically, scientists expect to be able to measure levels of PTSD and addiction by scanning the human brain by the year 2025. And that study could open up a whole new era of technology as we attain new levels of understanding of the machinery of the human mind.


Year 2026: DOCTORS LEARN TO REVERSE AGING IN HUMAN HEARTS

Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States. More than any other disease, it keeps our lifespans in review. No matter how much misfortune we avoid, we can’t avoid our aging hearts — or, at least, we won’t be able to until 2026.

That’s when the Harvard Stem Cell Institute expects to complete clinical attempts on their research into reversing the aging of the human heart. They’ve identified a protein that, when inserted into aging mice, can decrease the thickening of the walls of their hearts.

They’re intending on moving into human testing quickly and, by 2026, should have completed clinical examinations. If they’re successful, we may be able to heal one of the tremendous barriers to human immortality.

Futurist Ray Kurzweil has long forecasted that, by 2029, improvements in medical technology will be able to add a year to our life expectancy every year. If this study works, he just might be proven right.

Year 2027: DEVELOPING NATIONS OVERTAKE THE US ECONOMY

The world is going through an extraordinary change right now. There are developing countries that are growing at such an alarming rate that it looks like like just a matter of time before we see a major shift in the global balance of power.

According to Goldman Sachs, it’s unavoidable — and it’s going to occur between 2026 and 2027.


By 2026, they predict that China will overtake the United States as the world’s biggest economy. But the change in power won’t end with China. The other major arising markets are coming with them.

By 2027, they believe, the BRICs countries — Brazil, Russia, India, and China — will have a higher joint GDP than the G7 nations – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

For the first time since the rise of Egypt, we’ll see the equilibrium of global power start to shift away from the Western hemisphere — a modification that could affect the destiny of the entire human race.

Year 2028: SCIENTISTS BEGIN RESURRECTING EXTINCT SPECIES

Jurassic Park isn’t going to be science fiction forever. By 2028, scientists acknowledge that they’ll have the capacity to revive extinct species.

We’ll probably have to wait a bit longer than 2028 before we can get back velociraptors and tyrannosaurus rexes, but improvements in cloning and genetic engineering should enable us to bring back recently extinct animals like the dodo.


Scientists are already working on various different approaches to de-extinction. Some are trying to use the genetic substance of extinct animals to make an exact clone, while others are using selective breeding or genetic tweaks to try to duplicate them from their nearest living relatives.

At first, we’ll possibly just see a few dodos and Tasmanian tigers in zoos, but down the road, this technology could lead to some even more extraordinary accomplishments. This’ll unlock the door to the rebirth of prehistoric creatures — and probably even neanderthals and early humans.

Year 2029: THE GLOBAL POPULATION REACHES A CRISIS POINT

At the end of 2029, the human population is expected to attain 8.5 billion people — and when that happens, we’re going to have a whole new set of troubles.

The end of the ‘20s, some scientists speculate, is going to mark a new change in human preferences. By then, we’re going to need 50% more food and energy than we do today and 30% additional fresh water. And when our most crucial resources become insufficient, it’s going to send humanity to crisis point.
Lack of food and water is going to come to be a very real problem — and in 2029, humanity’s going to start to understand just how big of a problem it is.

“There’s not going to be an exact collapse,” forecasts UK Scientific Adviser John Beddington, “but things will start bringing really worrying if we don’t tackle these problems.”

If they aren’t dealt with, the next new decade could drive to a new era of global wars, as nations begin to go to war over farmland and water. Unless something alters our course, the years 2030 to 2039 will be the dawn of an era of war.













 

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