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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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A future timeline of the Universe and its ultimate fate.

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20th April 2018

2053 – Cervical cancer is being eradicated in Australia

By 2053, cervical cancer has been eradicated in Australia, thanks to an effective screening and vaccination program in earlier decades.

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2nd April 2018

2027 – The Venera-D mission arrives at Venus

Venera-D is the first space probe in over 40 years to land on the surface of Venus.

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23rd March 2018

2028 – Launch of the ARIEL spacecraft

Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey (ARIEL), is a space observatory launched in mid-2028 by the European Space Agency.

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14th March 2018

2034 – Service robots number a billion worldwide

By 2034, the number of service robots has reached a billion worldwide and continues to grow rapidly. The disruption caused by AI, automation and robotisation has accelerated in recent years.

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20th February 2018

2041 – Completion of the W350 tower in Tokyo

In 2041, Tokyo's skyline gets a major new landmark in the form of W350, the tallest wooden building ever constructed.

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16th February 2018

2091 – SpaceX's "Starman" has a close encounter with Earth

In 2091, after a period of 73 years, Starman returns to cislunar space and makes a close approach of Earth.

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20th April 2018

Cow may be largest land mammal on Earth by 2200

Extinctions of the largest species on each continent have led to a downgrading of maximum body size over time. If this trend continues, the largest terrestrial mammal in 200 years will be the domestic cow, according to a new study.

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19th April 2018

Chair-assembling robot demonstrated in Singapore

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has built a robot that can autonomously assemble an IKEA chair without interruption.

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16th April 2018

Tiny injectable sensor could monitor long-term alcohol use

Engineers have developed a tiny, wireless, injectable biosensor that could be used for continuous, long-term alcohol monitoring. The chip is small enough to be implanted in the body just beneath the skin.

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13th April 2018

Centuries' worth of rare-earth metals found in Japanese waters

Researchers in Japan, writing in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, describe finding centuries' worth of rare-earth metals in deep sea mud located near the island of Minami-Tori-shima.

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12th April 2018

Next-gen optical disk holds 10TB of data for 600 years

Scientists from Australia and China have used gold nanomaterials to demonstrate a new high-capacity optical disk able to hold data securely for more than 600 years, while using 1,000 times less power.

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10th April 2018

Proposed future telescope could view exoplanets with multipixel detail

NASA is working on a long-term concept to produce direct multipixel imaging of habitable Earth-like planets within 100 light years.

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24th March 2018

The New Politics

It is the year 2056, and the two major political superpowers are on the brink of war with one another.

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