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2050

• Humanity is at a crossroads | • Nearly half of the Amazon rainforest has been deforested | • Wildfires have tripled in some regions | • Traditional wine industries have been severely altered by climate change | • Fish body size has declined by nearly a quarter | • Hi-tech, intelligent buildings are revolutionising the urban landscape | • Smaller, safer, hi-tech automobiles | • Major advances in air travel comfort | • Continent-wide supergrids provide much of the world's energy needs | • China completes the largest water diversion project in history |

2051

• The U.S. population reaches 400 million | • An interstellar radio message arrives at Gliese 777 | • Britain holds its centennial national exhibition |

2052

• The biggest supermoon of the 21st century |

2053

• Genetically engineered "designer babies" for the rich | • Australia becomes the first country to eliminate cervical cancer |

2054

• Rainfall intensity has increased by 20% |

2055

• Spaceflight has taken a leap forward | • The vast majority of countries have achieved democracy | • Global population is reaching a plateau | • Traditional media have fragmented and diversified |

2056

• Global average temperatures have risen by 3°C |

2057

• Handheld MRI scanners |

2058

• A billion human brains can be simulated in real time | • The Beatles' music catalogue enters the public domain | • A radio telescope is built on the Moon |

2059

• The end of the oil age | • Mars has a permanent human presence by now |

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