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Space Trip - Christmas Present of the Year

Spacetrip - Christmas Present of the YearDecember 15, 2030 - There's no doubt what the most popular Christmas present will be this year. Influenced by the launch of the first manned mission to Mars next month, you will most likely get a present with stars, a gift card for a spacetrip. Read more...»

First Marathon Under Two Hours

First Marathon Under Two HoursSeptember 30, 2030 - Yesterday the 20-year-old Ethiopian wonderchild Demeke Retta took his first victory in the Berlin Marathon and became the first man under two hours ever! The new record is one hour 59 minutes 47 seconds. Read more...»

Euro Banknotes Invalid by Friday

Euro Banknotes Invalid by FridaySeptember 26, 2040 - Hurry up if you still have euro banknotes lying around in your drawers, Friday is the last day for you to cash them in. Officials said yesterday that they are very pleased with the transition in removing the banknotes and coins from the market. Read more...»

First Tourist Heading for Mars

First Tourist Heading for MarsSeptember 21, 2050 - At a press conference today it was announced that the first tourist heading for Mars will be the 38-year-old US businessman Patrick Clifford. He will leave the earth in the launching window of June 2052 and set his foot on the surface of Mars in November, together with the other 6 astronauts assigned for the mission to further explore the planet. Read more...»

Abuja Welcomes the World to the 37th Olympics

OlympicsSeptember 11, 2040 - There are only a couple of days left to the grand opening of the 37th Olympic Games in Abuja in Nigeria this Friday. It is the second time Africa is hosting the Olympics, and the organizers feel confident that it will be the best games ever. Read more...»

World Population Reaches Nine Billion

World Population Reaches Nine BillionAugust 15, 2050 - Earlier this morning a new-born girl outside of the city Djambala in the Republic of Congo was born, and became the symbolic nine billionth person in the world. The 23-year-old mother Makemba Ngollo said that she was very happy for the arrival of Titi, as the baby will be called. Read more...»

The World's Largest Cross-Country Skirace is Cancelled...Forever

SkiingAugust 8, 2025 - Due to the global warming and higher temperatures for the last years, the arrangers of the world's largest annual cross-country skirace, Vasaloppet in Sweden, has decided not to continue. They have had problems for several years to make enough snow for the 89 kilometer race and it has been cancelled now and then, the first time already in 1990. Read more...»

India is Now More Populous than China

India is Now More Populous than ChinaJuly 1, 2030 - It is now officially declared that India has passed China, excluding Hong Kong, as the most populous nation in the world according to the UN. The two nations "met" at 1.448 billion people each. The population of India is estimated to increase to 1.593 billion by year 2050. Read more...»

A Quarter of the US Population Hispanic

A Quarter of the US Population HispanicMay 23, 2050 - The US population has now grown to 419 million people, of which almost a quarter, 24.4%, are of Hispanic origin. Their share of the population has almost doubled since 50 years ago and there are now more than 102 million Hispanic living in the US. Read more...»

20% of the US Population Seniors

US Population SeniorsApril 19, 2035 - Of the total US population of 378 million, people over 65 years of age now make up 20% for the first time. The population has been aging rapidly with a senior ratio of only 4.1% by year 1900, and 12.4% 30 years ago. Read more...»

What if an AIDS Vaccine was Approved this Evening...

AIDS vaccineFebruary 23, 2020 - As you probably know there is still no HIV/AIDS vaccine approved now in 2020, but what would happen if one was approved already later this evening? Will it stop the spreading of the virus and eliminate the disease? Well, not right away... 1 Read more...»

China has Passed the US as the World's Largest Economy

China the World's Largest EconomyFebruary 21, 2040 - Analysts report that China passed the US as the largest economy in the world last year. With a nominal GDP* of US$29,300 billion for year 2039, China is ahead of US with more than US$500 billion. China has tenfold their GDP over the last 35 years. Read more...»

Millionth Gay Marriage in the US

Millionth Gay Marriage in the USJanuary 24, 2025 - On Saturday, Jane Wilson and Darla Schwartz will get married in front of their 28 guests at a church in their hometown Stockton, California. Their wedding will however attract some extra attention, since it will be the one-millionth gay marriage in the US. Read more...»

Dentists Keep the Smile

A future for dentistsJanuary 16, 2025 - The toothwash has now passed toothpaste in market share in the US with even more effective products in the works. The fear some dentists might have felt of losing their job when the toothwash entered the market seems so far to be unfounded. Read more...»

Fooling Arnold Made a Clean Sweep in Saturday Ratings

Fooling ArnoldJanuary 8, 2035 - With a first prize of seven million US dollar and the intriguing plot of trying to fool or outsmart Arnold, the most advanced artificial intelligence in public use, the much hyped live show “Fooling Arnold” became the people’s choice this Saturday. Read more...»

Seafood Consumption to New Heights in the US

Seafood Consumption to New Heights in the USNovember 7, 2025 - Last year the Americans consumed more than 6.6 billion pounds (3.0 million metric tons) edible weight of seafood for the first time. This is 18.9 pounds per person, which is a new record up 1.6% from the year before, compared to 16.6 pounds per person 20 years ago. Read more...»

South Korea has the Highest Proportion of Senior Citizens

South Korea has the Highest Proportion of Senior CitizensNovember 1, 2050 - With 37.3% senior citizens of the total population, South Korea has the highest proportion in the world today. South Korea has thereby passed Japan where 36.5% are over the age of 65. Read more...»

Deaths from HIV in the US Continue to Decline

Deaths from HIV in the US Continue to DeclineOctober 24, 2030 - For the first time in 45 years the number of deaths from HIV in the US will be below 5,500 this year. Since the peak in 1995 when almost 55,000 people gave in for the disease, casualties have declined. Read more...»

Senior Drivers Account for 25% of US Driver Fatalities

Senior Drivers Account for 25% of US Driver FatalitiesOctober 19, 2030 - Drivers aged 65 and older account for 25% of the total driver fatalities in the US, a figure that has doubled over the last 30 years. The reason for the increase is mainly the aging population. Read more...»

TalkTalk - the Search Engine of the Future

TalkTalk - the Search Engine of the FutureFebruary 7, 2035 - After a lot of hush-hush for several years the much longed for search engine TalkTalk was presented to the press this week. One day talking basically made me speechless; the future has never looked brighter in finding information. Read more...»

India the Third Largest Economy in the World

India the Third Largest Economy in the WorldDecember 12, 2035 - India's GDP for last year was greater than Japan's, making India the third largest economy in the world after the US and China. Read more...»

1.8 Billion Muslims in the World

1.8 Billion Muslims in the WorldDecember 6, 2025 - According to the latest statistics there are now more than 1.8 billion Muslims in the world. Islam is the religion that has had the largest growth rate during the last decades, and is the second biggest in the world after Christianity. Indonesia is still the largest Muslim country in the world, followed by Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Read more...»

16 Million New Cancer Cases Worldwide

16 Million New Cancer Cases WorldwideNovember 15, 2020 - The number of new cases of cancer this year will exceed 16 million worldwide for the first time. This is an increase with 60% compared to 20 years ago and is due to the growing and aging population, and adoption of unhealthy lifestyles. Read more...»

The World's Largest Cross-Country Skirace is Cancelled...Forever

SkiingAugust 8, 2025 - Due to the global warming and higher temperatures for the last years, the arrangers of the world's largest annual cross-country skirace, Vasaloppet in Sweden, has decided not to continue. They have had problems for several years to make enough snow for the 89 kilometer race and it has been cancelled now and then, the first time already in 1990. Read more...»

Seafood Consumption to New Heights in the US

Seafood Consumption to New Heights in the USNovember 7, 2025 - Last year the Americans consumed more than 6.6 billion pounds (3.0 million metric tons) edible weight of seafood for the first time. This is 18.9 pounds per person, which is a new record up 1.6% from the year before, compared to 16.6 pounds per person 20 years ago. Read more...»
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