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4th September 2021

2035-2085 – The Einstein Telescope is operational

The Einstein Telescope is a gravitational wave observatory designed to last 50 years, with 10 times the sensitivity of any previous instrument. It generates unprecedented new data on black holes and neutron stars, as well as the nature and history of the Universe.

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17th August 2021

2036 – Supercomputers reach the zettascale

Supercomputers are now 1,000 times more powerful than in 2021 – enabling faster, more accurate and larger-scale models in astrophysics, biology, climate science and many other areas.

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16th August 2021

2090-2110 – Photosynthetic humans

Following many decades of research, a number of human-plant chimeras are moving from the laboratory into clinical and commercial use. Among the treatments now available is a technique for merging chloroplasts with human skin.

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27th July 2021

2035-2050 – The next ESA Large-class missions

During this period, the European Space Agency (ESA) deploys the next trio of "Large"-class missions – a robotic lander to drill into the surface of Europa, a new space telescope for observing the galactic core and temperate exoplanets, and a major new gravitational wave observatory for studying the very early Universe.

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27th July 2021

2030-2033 – NASA's Europa Clipper mission searches for life

The Europa Clipper is a Flagship-class mission to study Europa. With a large payload of nine instruments, it performs an extremely detailed analysis of the moon's crust and subsurface ocean, looking for signs of life.

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27th July 2021

2029-2034 – Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) explores the Jovian system

[Update of an older prediction. Now includes the confirmed mission timeline, some new details, and a video. Moved from 2030 to 2029.]

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21st July 2021

2032 – Brisbane hosts the Summer Olympic Games

In July and August 2032, Australia hosts the summer Olympic Games for the third time in its history.

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7th July 2021

2034 – EnVision makes orbital insertion at Venus

EnVision, a spacecraft developed by the European Space Agency, is the latest in a series of missions sent to study Venus during the 2030s.

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29th June 2021

2057 – Smart clothing is a trillion-dollar industry

Having been a small and niche segment of the market in earlier decades, smart clothes are now becoming ubiquitous in many apparel and footwear ranges.

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22nd June 2021

2067 – Fully automated container vessels at 50,000 TEU

Container ships have continued to grow in size over the decades. The largest are now reaching half a kilometre in length and carry more than twice the capacity of vessels in 2020.

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