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Welcome to the future! We present a speculative timeline of future history. Part fact and part fiction, the timeline is based on detailed research – including analysis of current trends, long-term environmental impacts, advances in technology such as Moore's Law, future medicine, geopolitical changes and much more. Where possible, references are provided to support the predictions. FutureTimeline is a collaborative, ongoing project – we welcome ideas from scientists, futurists, inventors, writers and anyone else who is interested in futurology.

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21st century

An increasingly globalised humanity is faced with climate change, dwindling resources, overpopulation and technological upheaval.

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22nd century

Diverging paths for humans and transhumans, eco-technic societies dominate the globe, colonisation of space accelerates.

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The Far Future

Post-biological humanity begins to spread throughout the Galaxy, transforming dead worlds into computational substrates.

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Beyond...

A future timeline of the Universe and its ultimate fate.

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21st January 2018

2028 – Completion of the Deep Space Gateway

The Deep Space Gateway (DSG) is the successor to the International Space Station (ISS). Whereas the ISS was placed in orbit around the Earth, the DSG is close to the Moon.

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17th January 2018

2021 – The ExoMars rover touches down on Mars

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8th January 2018

2019 – The James Webb Space Telescope is launched

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7th January 2018

2018 – The first image of a black hole

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6th January 2018

2018 – The CHEOPS telescope is deployed to study exoplanets

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23rd January 2018

Amazon opens hi-tech automated store

Amazon has opened its "Amazon Go" store to the public, the first completely cashier-less grocery store.

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22nd January 2018

World's top 1% earned 82% of wealth generated in 2017

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18th January 2018

Ultra-thin memory device just one atomic layer thick

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18th January 2018

First full-colour motion video from satellites

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17th January 2018

AI beats humans at reading and comprehension test

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18th December 2017

Personal service robot population, 2000-2050

This graph shows past, present and estimated future numbers of personal service robots operational around the world.

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