Data & trends
16th June 2019
Global meat consumption by type, 2025-2055
This graph shows the rapid change in meat production over the coming decades.
6th June 2019
Urban population, 1950-2100
On current trends, around 68% of people are expected to live in urban areas by 2050 and 85% by 2100.
30th March 2019
Cellular frequencies, 1980-2040
This graph shows the progress in mobile cellular frequency ranges, from the first generation in the 1980s to the sixth generation that is predicted for the 2030s.
22nd February 2019
World population using the Internet, 1990-2035
This graph shows the percentage of the world's population using the Internet from 1990 to 2018, with a future trend line projected to 2035.
7th February 2019
Moore's Law, 1970-2100
These two graphs illustrate the exponential growth in chip transistor counts, from 1970 until 2100.
31st December 2018
World GDP per capita, 1950-2100
This graph shows the world's GDP per capita, adjusted for inflation, from 1950 until 2100.
11th November 2018
Cancer deaths in the United States, 2000-2150
This graph shows the declining number of deaths from cancer in the United States (rate per 100,000 people) from 2000 until the year 2150.
1st September 2018
Launch costs to low Earth orbit, 1980-2100
This graph shows the declining costs of launching people and cargo into space.
8th July 2018
World life expectancy, 1950-2100
This graph shows worldwide life expectancy at birth, averaged for both genders and all nations, from 1950 to 2100 under a UN "medium" variant scenario.
28th February 2018
United States population, 2000-2060
This graph shows past, present and estimated future numbers of people in the United States from 2000 to 2060.
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.
7th December 2017
Industrial robot population, 1990-2040
Past, present and estimated future numbers of industrial robots installed globally.
26th June 2017
Future predictions of global population from the United Nations.
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