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3rd May 2019

2049 – Completion of China's Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative is a multi-trillion dollar programme of infrastructure development, which improves the flow of goods, services, people and capital in Eurasia and Africa.

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9th April 2019

2640 AD – The longest-running music piece comes to an end

On 5th September 2640, the final moments of a song – As Slow As Possible – are witnessed by a small gathering of natural, biological humans.

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5th April 2019

2032 – A giant artificial island project opens in Hong Kong

In response to chronic overcrowding and sky-high property prices, authorities in Hong Kong developed a megaproject on reclaimed land to house 1.1 million people.

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3rd April 2019

2030 – The 6G standard is released

By 2030, a new cellular network standard has emerged that offers even greater speeds than 5G.

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6th March 2019

2029 – Finland bans coal for energy use

A ban on the use of coal to produce energy begins in Finland from 1st May 2029.

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2nd March 2019

2025-2030 – Many cities are banning fossil fuel-powered vehicles

During this period, many cities and regions around the world enforce outright bans on the use of traditional petrol and diesel-powered vehicles.

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22nd February 2019

2025 – The European Extremely Large Telescope is operational

[Moved from 2022 to 2025]

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19th February 2019

2023 – Launch of the SPHEREx mission

SPHEREx is a NASA observatory launched in 2023 that performs an all-sky survey of 300 million galaxies.

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23rd January 2019

2023 – Xi Jinping extends his presidency

One of the most important leaders in modern Chinese history, Xi amended the state constitution to abolish term limits, allowing him to continue serving as President beyond 2023.

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