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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.

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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.

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7th February 2019

Moore's Law, 1970-2100

These two graphs illustrate the exponential growth in chip transistor counts, from 1970 until 2100.

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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.

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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.

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1st September 2018

Launch costs to low Earth orbit, 1980-2100

This graph shows the declining costs of launching people and cargo into space.

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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.

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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.

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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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7th December 2017

Industrial robot population, 1990-2040

Past, present and estimated future numbers of industrial robots installed globally.

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26th June 2017

Global population

Future predictions of global population from the United Nations.

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