19 Events That Will Happen Before 2050 Compilation

19 Events That Will Happen Before 2050 Compilation

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19 Events That Will Happen Before 2050 . Colonization of Mars No, we’re not talking about an upcoming   sci-fi blockbuster – the colonization of Mars  is a real possibility in the foreseeable future.   Conditions on the surface of Mars are closer to  the conditions on Earth in terms of temperature   and sunlight than on any other planet or moon.  However, the surface is not hospitable to humans   or most known life forms due to the radiation,  extremely low air pressure, and an atmosphere with   only 0.1% oxygen. This means that human survival  on Mars would require living in artificial  

environments with complex life-support measures. While NASA has said that the idea of making the   surface of Mars habitable in the near future  is not realistic, billionaire SpaceX owner Elon   Musk disagrees. Musk is currently funding and  developing a series of Mars-bound cargo flights   set to launch as early as 2022, followed by the  first crewed flight to Mars in 2024. During the   first phase, the goal will be to launch several  spacecrafts to transport and assemble a methane   and oxygen propellant plant and build up a base  in preparation for an expanded surface presence.   It's all with an eye toward the ultimate goal of  getting humans to Mars by the 2030s. According   to Musk, it could take anywhere between 40 and  100 years to ship enough people over to Mars to   populate a city with one million inhabitant,  so what do you say - would you want to be one   of the first people to leave Earth and move to  Mars? Let us know in the comment section below! . Nuclear fusion In nuclear physics,   nuclear fusion is a reaction in which two or more  atomic nuclei are combined to form one or more   different atomic nuclei and subatomic particles  - neutrons or protons. Fusion was accomplished in  

1951 with the Greenhouse Item nuclear test,  while nuclear fusion on a large scale in an   explosion was first carried out on November  1, 1952, in the Ivy Mike hydrogen bomb test.  One of the biggest challenges of fusion energy  has been sustaining the right amount of heat   required to produce meaningful amounts of fusion  power from plasma and no one has yet managed to   build a commercial fusion reactor. However, a  team of researchers from MTI has reported that,   with adequate federal funding, a prototype  nuclear fusion reactor could be tested within   30 to 40 years. Over the last few years,  scientists at MIT and around the world have   made significant progress toward developing ways  to break up the tidal waves of heated plasma and   reduce the escape of heat from charged gas.  China has also made advances in planning for  

an experimental fusion power station called  China Fusion Engineering Test Reactor that   would start in 2020, while the European Union  and Japan are currently building a powerful   machine designed to harness the energy of fusion  called JT-60SA. In other words, we are close to   achieving a system of unlimited clear energy that  could finally solve all global warming issues. . Interstellar exploration Until recently, interstellar   travel was nothing more than a theoretical  possibility. However, the exploration of other   star systems may become reality sooner than you  think. Russian entrepreneur and physicist Yuri   Milner is currently funding the development of  a fleet of light sail spacecraft named StarChip   that will be capable of making the journey to the  Alpha Centauri star system 4.37 light-years away.  A flyby mission has been proposed to Proxima  Centauri b, an Earth-sized exoplanet in the   habitable zone of its host star, Proxima  Centauri, in the Alpha Centauri system.  

At a speed between 15% and 20% of the speed of  light, it would take between twenty and thirty   years to complete the journey, and approximately  four years for a return message from the starship   to Earth. According to Milner, the fleet would  have about 1000 spacecraft and each one would   be a very small centimeter-sized vehicle weighing  a few grams. He estimates the first fleet could   launch by around 2036. . Ice-free Arctic  The loss of Arctic sea ice is one of the clearest  signs of human-caused climate change and so far   the Arctic Ocean has melted to its lowest  extent ever recorded since satellites began   measuring it in 1979. To make matters worse,  the region’s climate has seen temperatures  

increase at more than twice the rate of the rest  of the world. This means that ice-free Arctic may   happen much sooner than predicted so far. Sea ice is quite sensitive to temperature   because it’s so thin. And as temperatures  warm, it gets thinner. The thinner the ice,   the higher the chances that summer  melt will be enough to remove the ice,   so unless the global community drastically  lowers emissions of greenhouse gases to keep   global warming below the Paris Climate Agreement  threshold, ice-free summers in the Arctic are   going to become common during our lifetimes. An  ice-free Arctic Ocean is often defined as having  

less than 1 million square kilometers of sea  ice and if this happens, it would dramatically   affect global weather patterns and increase the  magnitude and frequency of storms. The Arctic   marine ecosystem would also be altered, with the  added sunlight affecting the Arctic Ocean food   web and melting the ice bed on which animals  like polar bears and walrus hunt for food.  . 99942 Apophis asteroid threat Before global warming brings humanity   on the verge of extinction, a giant rock from  outer space might wipe us all out. While you’re   watching this video, asteroid the size of a  small mountain called 99942 Apophis is hurtling   towards Earth through space and there’s a  probability it will hit Earth on April 13,   2029. Discovered in June 2004 asteroid Apophis is  about 370 meters in diameter and if it does make   impact with our planet, its explosive power would  create the most powerful earthquake on record. It  

is estimated that Apophis would make atmospheric  entry with 750 megatons of kinetic energy. For   comparison’s sake, the biggest hydrogen bomb ever  exploded, the Tsar Bomba, was around 57 megatons   while the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa volcano  was the equivalent of roughly 200 megatons.  Using computer simulation, scientists have  estimated that the hypothetical impact of Apophis   in countries such as Colombia and Venezuela, which  are in the path of risk, could have more than 10   million casualties. However, the exact location of  the impact would be known weeks or even months in  

advance, allowing any nearby inhabited areas to be  completely evacuated and significantly decreasing   the potential loss of life. However, if the  asteroid hits Atlantic or Pacific oceans, it would   produce a tsunami with a potential destructive  of roughly 1,000 kilometers for most of North   America, Brazil and Africa, 3,000 kilometers  for Japan and 4,500 kilometers for Hawaii. Chocolate extinction Bad news for all of you   chocolate lovers out there: your favorite food  may actually become extinct in a few decades.   Cacao plants are increasingly victims of fungal  disease and climate change and back in 2010,   the spread of witch’s broom, frosty pod, and  other fungal disease have essentially destroyed   cacao trees in Central America, their original  natural habitat. Scientists are worried that  

these fungal diseases could jump to other  parts of the world and completely wipe out   the precious chocolate-producing plant. The biggest problem is that cacao plants   are quite sensitive and need very specific  conditions, such as uniform temperatures,   high humidity, abundant rain, nitrogen-rich  soil, and protection from the wind. These   conditions currently exist only in Côte d’Ivoire,  Ghana, and Indonesia, which leaves the world's   chocolate supply vulnerable to even small  changes in climate. In fact, climate models   predict that by the year 2050 a 3.8°F or 2.1°C  increase in temperatures and drier conditions   will occur in these areas and may further shrink  the possible cacao growing areas. These trends   suggest that chocolate may actually become extinct  unless something is done about climate change. But  

what if don’t manage to reverse climate change?  Can anything else be done to save chocolate? Well,   Mars, Inc. may have the solution. Not only has the  company pledged to reduce its carbon emissions,   it is also working with external scientists to  develop genetically-modified cacao plants that   can resist fungal diseases and live in a broader  set of conditions. While the thought of eating   GMO chocolate may be a bit scary for some people,  it’s still a better option than living in a world   without any kind of chocolate, right? Antibiotics stop working  According to a major 2016 UK study, urgent action  is needed to control the use of antibiotics before   they stop working and leave a number of major  conditions untreatable. Resistance to antibiotics  

is growing at such an alarming rate that they risk  losing effectiveness entirely, which means that   medical procedures such as caesarean sections,  joint replacements and chemotherapy could soon   become too dangerous to perform and unless serious  action is taken soon, drug resistant infections   will kill 10 million people a year by 2050! Drug resistant infections are thought to be   growing due to over-use of medicine such as  antibiotics and anti-fungus treatments to   treat minor conditions such as the common cold.  With overuse, resistance to the drugs builds up   and some conditions become incurable. Research  has also suggested that antibiotic use in pig   farming is common as poor living conditions mean  such treatment is necessary to prevent infections   spreading between livestock and that this  passes down to humans through pork consumption,   increasing resistance levels further. In the UK,  45% of all antibiotics are given to livestock.   The study estimates that without action now,  the cost of the antibiotic failure will be $100   trillion between before 2050 and antimicrobial  resistance might soon become a greater threat to   mankind than cancer currently is. Technological singularity 

The technological singularity is  the hypothesis that the invention   of artificial super-intelligence will  trigger rampant technological growth,   resulting in unimaginable changes to human  civilization. According to this hypothesis,   an upgradable intelligent agent, such as a  computer running software-based artificial general   intelligence, would enter a "runaway reaction" of  self-improvement cycles, with each new and more   intelligent generation appearing more and more  rapidly, causing an intelligence explosion and   resulting in a powerful super-intelligence that  would ultimately surpass all human intelligence.  In the 2010s, prominent public figures such  as late English theoretical physicist Stephen   Hawking expressed concern that full artificial  intelligence could result in human extinction.   In March 2017 interview with The Times magazine,  Hawking said that an AI apocalypse was impending   and the creation of some form of world government  would be necessary to control the technology. He  

also expressed his concern about the impact AI  would have on middle-class jobs and even called   for a complete ban on the development of AI agents  for military use. In his book The Singularity   Is Near, American futurist and director of  engineering at Google Ray Kurzweil, predicts   that by the year 2045, AI will have surpassed  human beings as the smartest and most capable   life forms on the planet and machines will have  attained equal legal status with organic humans,   who may even become a minority on Earth. . New countries  Situations and circumstances keep changing,  but conflicts rarely end. Unfortunately,  

in most cases, it is war that ultimately  leads to the division of borders and fights   for independence have been ongoing for a long  time in many parts of the world. As a result,   the world may see the formation of new  countries and borders in the near future.   Over the next decade or so, a good number  of regions may get the chance to go their   own way and forge new states. While we can’t  say anything for sure, East and West Libya,   Unified Korea, The Shetlands and Orkney, The  United States of Europe, and Somaliland are five   new countries most likely to emerge by 2026. Ever since Gaddafi was overthrown, Libya has   veered between extreme visions of what it should  be. Multiple self-declared governments emerged,  

each claiming to be the legitimate one. Amid all  this chaos, East and West Libya have begun to   pull apart from one another and it looks extremely  likely that they will split into separate states.  While the idea that South Korea might one day  reunify with North Korea seems like fantasy,   it may not be as unlikely as you think. In fact,  reunification is the official government policy   in both North and South Korea. However, the  costs of reunification would be enormous and   South Korea would have to pay $1 trillion just to  stop a reunified Korea from instantly collapsing. 

With a combined population of less than 70,000,  the Scottish islands of The Shetlands, Orkney,   and the Outer Hebrides might seem like the  last places on Earth to fight for statehood.   But with the threat of Scotland seceding  from the UK, plans have been drawn up to   potentially create three new microstates, or  one federated collection of island states. The   reasons for this is that many islanders feel more  connection to Scandinavia than Scotland and also   tend to be much more pro-UK than Scots. As for the United States of Europe,   many experts have warned that the EU simply  can’t continue to function in its current form,   so either closer integration is needed, or a  return to the days when the EU was merely a   trading bloc. Given how interdependent many of  mainland Europe’s economies are, an even closer  

unification of European countries in the near  future seems like a more plausible alternative.  Finally, the self-declared state of Somaliland  might become internationally recognized in the   next few decades. Somaliland is one of three  entities making up modern day Somalia that   declared its independence way back in 1991. In  the 25 years since, it has run free elections,   kept at peace, created its own currency, and  developed economically, and yet not a single   country has ever recognized its existence.  Despite this, Somaliland has a strong claim  

to statehood. It does business with the US, EU,  UN and Arab League. It also has its own army and   controls its borders, so it might not be long  until Somaliland gets the recognition it seeks. Countries and Land Masses At first, this one may sound a bit...abstract.   After all, don't we already have a LOT  of countries on this Earth of ours?  Well that's the thing, the world we live  in right now is tied up in countries who   not just have their "homelands" but also,  territories that they claim as their own   via colonization or other metrics. So what  does this have to do with the Earth by 2050?  The answer to that is that as the years  go on, more and more people want freedom,   not just freedom from oppression, but  true independence. In the last couple  

decades alone the Earth has grown in countries  that are known throughout by more than a few.  Even if you look at the world right now there  are certain territories that are looking to   gain or regain their independence in various  aspects. And we're only in 2020 right now,   imagine what will happen in another three decades? Plus, there's another aspect you can't ignore,   and that is that the Earth is honestly always  growing in land mass because of volcanoes.  

Should that go to a large enough scale,  there could be new countries that emerge   depending on the viability of the land. As if that wasn't enough, the global warming   situation could rip off large chunks  of land and put them into the ocean,   and that could also create a large land mass for  people to live on and call their own country.  So by 2050, the Earth as we see it right  now could very much look VERY different.  A New Pandemic? We're sure that this one terrifies you   to a certain level, but if 2020 proved anything  to us, it's that you don't know what to expect   until it happens. There is no way that in the  earliest months of 2019 we could've predicted  

this kind of pandemic would happen just over a  year later, and sure enough, we're basically a   year into this global pandemic and we're still  very much picking up the pieces on things.  Sure, there's a set of vaccines that  are coming out that might treat people   and help curb this pandemic in the  bud, but that's just THIS pandemic.  In the next three decades it's possible that  a brand new pandemic can emerge. If you don't  

think that's possible then look back at the past  few decades and listen to how many experts noted   that we were close to another strain of swine  flu, or bird flu or a host of other things.  The other problem with these pandemics is that the  medicines we have now aren't likely to treat them.   That's why this current pandemic is so bad because  we didn't have any kind of vaccine that could stop   it. And if the next one is that way? And the one  after that? Then things could only get worse.  Now, it's also true that this could be prevented.  After all, with more time comes more chances at  

advancement, and that could lead to... Brand New Medicines  If you were to look at medicine as it was in the  1920s and see where they are in the year 2020,   you'll see such a rapid scale improvement it  would see ludicrous that people survived during   the times without this medicine. But in recent times especially,   people are working harder than ever to go  and make the best possible medicines and try   and cure the illnesses and diseases  that are still ravaging our world. 

The World Health Organization for example is  very close to wiping out certain diseases from   our world in full. So imagine what they could do  in 30 years? Imagine what all these pharmaceutical   companies can do with another 30 years of  computer technology and further research on cells?  Now, we're not going to be so bold as to say that  cancer and AIDS or many other diseases that are   killing scores of people will be fixed. However,  when it comes to things like medicine, all it   takes is one breakthrough to change everything.  Our current pandemic has proved that as we  

went from "no vaccine" to suddenly having two  viable options in about a year of hard testing.  So what will the next thirty years of testing  bring to the table? We're going to find out.  7. Sci-Fi Tech Don't go overboard on this one,   we're not saying that hovercars and jetpacks are  going to be commonplace in our world in the year   2050, however, certain pieces of sci-fi  tech are likely to come around by 2050.  A great example of this is the universal  translator. As you all know, language is something   that is integral to our lives, but if you were to  meet a person from another country and you can't   speak their language...you kind of have a problem. Now, the obvious answer is to have someone or  

something translate for you, but that can  take time and you're going to have do some   things on your own side to get it down. But, if you were to have a device like a   universal translator, you could just put it  on your body or around your ear and you'll   hear everything translated into perfect  English or whatever language you speak.   This is a common thing for Star Trek,  Star Wars, and even the Marvel universe.  Believe it or not, your phone has the  ability to translate things for you,   but it takes time. With a potential new invention  like this diplomacy could be done a LOT quicker.  And that's just ONE invention that could be made  true by 2050, who knows what other sci-fi tech   might be made by then. 6. Green Planet? 

This one is honestly a bit more wishful  thinking than anything else but it could   happen should the right forces come into play. The idea of the Earth going "fully green" in   regards to using clean energy sources may  be not so hopeful right now in 2020, but   strides are being taken towards doing better. The  biggest example of this is with the company Tesla,   who are making 100% electric cars that are  relativity cheap and can suit families and   individuals very easily. Should enough of  these cars start hitting the roads it could   cause a major shift in the carbon footprint  of the United States, and maybe the world. 

The other thing to note is world leaders  are trying to get the world on a better   track. France is leading the way on this  charge and with President-Elect Joe Biden   coming in for the United States leadership  he's promising a HUGE green energy plan   that might just shake things up for the better. This won't be a quick fix, but with the growth of   the solar panel industry and certain other clean  energy factors it could be that by 2050 we get   to a world where oil is only used in incredibly  small amounts versus being the lifeblood of the   planet that we're at now. Y2K Part 2?  If you recall the year 1999, you  might remember a gigantic fear   that was going on called the Y2K Bug. In short, there was a genuine fear that   when the clocks on computers around the world  reset for the new millennium...it wouldn't  

go and do 2000. Instead, it would be locked on  "0000" because of a perceived computer glitch.  Now, that might not seem like too much of a  problem, but in truth, it would've wrecked   havoc on the computer systems of the world.  Causing banking errors, login problems, and more.   Remember, this was when computer technology was  only just starting to grow in the worlds' market   on a massive scale. Thankfully, the glitch  didn't happen and the world went on its way. 

However, there are some who speculate that  in the year 2038 there is another potential   Y2K-esque bug that might happen to computer  systems that might cause worldwide shutdown.   Which if you can believe it will be even MORE  devastating than what it would've been back   in 2000 because of how much our world now truly  relies on technology for just about everything.  Will it happen? Honestly...likely not.  We've gotten really good at programming   things and sussing out bugs. So as long  as it doesn't catch us off guard we should   have plenty of time to work out how to fix  it before it actually becomes a problem. 

True Virtual Reality Heading back to sci-fi tech,   let's single out another desired object that  might just happen by 2050: true virtual reality.  Some of you might be scratching your head at this  because we already have things like the Oculus   headsets and the PS VR that are fully functioning  virtual reality tools. But as you are likely   remembering, those are very restrictive. You can  only do so many things with them and of course,   you have to wear the headset and controllers  in order to do things in the virtual worlds.  But in true virtual reality, like the holodecks  from the Star Trek universe, you can create a   full simulation and engage in it without the  need for anything but a holo suite or deck.  You might be wondering, "are we truly that close  to the tech?" Honestly, we are. Because we know  

that there is VR technology that works, and  just as important, there is Augmented Reality   that lets you see things in the real world that  are virtual through your phone or other device.  If a true fusion could come of these two,  then the possibilities of entertainment   are endless. Which by 2050 might  just be a key form of entertainment   for the masses. 3. A.I. Everywhere 

Judgment Day is inevitable, and yes, we're  quoting Terminator. But while we won't go   and say (yet...) that robots are going to doom us  all, we will go and say that when it comes to A.I.   it's going to be everywhere by 2050. It would  honestly be incredibly shocking if it wasn't.  This is for a very specific reason: A.I already  exists in various forms. From Alexa to Siri,  

to certain apps on your phone and even  robots for the military there are A.Is   being put to use all over the world right now. Now yes, they aren't as smart as the holographic   AIs of some of your favorite movies, but  they are out there. Just as important,   they're growing with every single year. There are already AIs that can detect   obstacles, realize the more finite points of  a question and give a philosophical answer,   and so on and so forth. There are literal fields  

of scientists who are trying to make A.I.  a true part of our lives on a grand scale.  So it could be that by 2050 you not just have A.Is  at your work place, they could be on your phone,   watch or even your own holographic partner  who is customized for you to go and help you   get along your day. Super-Automation  Here's a darker element of growing technology  that we're already facing right now.   The more that technology grows, the more that  humans can be replaced by automated machines.  Automation has already done major damage  to car industries, factories all over the   creation spectrum and can even be found in  small businesses in certain ways. Automation  

is cheaper and that's what companies want. By 2050, it's entirely possible that we   could live in a mostly-automated world  where robots and machines do almost all   the hard work while humans just maintain the  robots and equipment and do lesser things.  Which would obviously put many  tens of millions out of jobs.  . The Unthinkable When it comes to predicting   the future...there's always a risk. Because  in truth, you have NO idea what's going to  

happen in the next however many days or months or  years or decades. Which means that something that   could happen by 2050...is the unthinkable. In this context, it could be something like   an asteroid hitting the Earth and causing  massive damage. Or global warming melting   the ice caps enough that whole cities  are drowned by rising ocean levels.  A massive hurricane or tidal wave could wipe  out a coastal region. A long-dormant Earthquake  

could rise up and just blast things to oblivion. There are so many things that could wrong in the   world that it's a miracle we're still alive  today. So who knows what might come next,   because it could be something great...or  it could be something truly horrifying.

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