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Future Timeline - events covered in the book.

2006 - 2008

Science and technology.

1. Problems with launches US space shuttles. NASA is speedily creating alternative rocket to replace them. Meanwhile, new unexpected data arrives from NASA probes launched before.
2. New disks and information storages with capabilities of hundreds of Gigabytes are created and the first 10 GHz processors appear.
4. It is proven that some forms of cancer, psychiatric diseases and other surprising afflictions are contagious and spread by a virus, like a common flu. And the cure will be also found in the next decade.
5. Discovery of dozens of perversely instinct species which have remained unknown yet.
6. New plasma all in one TVs are capable to function as TV, computer monitor, mirror, radio, screensaver, CD & DVD player, and virtual aquarium. Such high definition TVs are substituting aquariums and fireplaces in many houses. Substitution of the real world with an electronic one begins.
7. New Pluto sized planetoids and large asteroids are discovered. Rethinking of the Solar System.
8. Many solid planets with close to Earth structures and atmospheres are scientifically confirmed to exist in the other solar systems. Distant least dense planets sized many times of Jupiter are discovered as well.
9. Deadly train and aircraft crashes plague global transportation system.

Society and politics.

1. Bulgaria and Romania join European Union.
2. Tight race to the White House between Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani or John McCain or Condoleezza Rice with a lot of political turmoil is predicted. Regardless of the primary outcome Republican candidate will win the presidency in 2008 election.
3. Possibility of large scale terrorist attack during World Championships in Athletics or Olympic games.
4. Unites States reaches the peak of its economy and military might. US military operation against Iran and Syria is somewhat likely.
5. Iran won't stop its nuclear program upon demand of United Nations. North Korea and Syria will also continue to develop weapons of mass destruction and medium to long range missiles. Iran military and economy build up.
6. Oil and metals prices are rising to the level unseen before with some sharp prices fluctuations.
7. Stocks rise up, US dollar sinks despite of many Federal Reserve rates hikes in order to stop inflation unsuccessfully.
8. Political protests and revolutions in several Asian and European countries.

2008 - 2010

Science and technology.

1. First self driving cars available to the general public. They become very popular quickly.
2. Metric system is becoming universal.
3. Longest lasting total solar eclipse will be observed.
4. First unmanned test flights of the Ares I rocket that will replace NASA shuttles in the next decade. NASA launches probes to research large asteroids.
5. First commercial private manned orbital spaceflight is built.
6. Many people start keeping robots for pets.
7. First humans are cloned successfully in secret laboratories.
8. First rubber roads and sidewalks appear made from utilized tire rubber.
9. Genetically modified pigs with organs that aren"t rejected by humans and first practical animals as donors in surgery.


Society and politics.

1. European Union further expansion. Many Earthen European countries adopt euro. Euro is replacing dollars as a world currency. Major world currencies begin their long slide down.
2. Russian presidential election - President Putin stays in power despite of his promises to leave, although he may actually rule form the shade of the new puppet government created by him, but return again as an acting ruler no later then 2012.
3. U.S. aircraft carrier named the USS George W. Bush is launched.
4. Huge military and economy build up of China and new military build up of the United States: new fighters, new assault rifles, new planes, new unmanned drones, etc.
4. Cold war between United States and Middle East, Russia, and China is reborn. US tensions and disagreements with European Union and Latin America.
5. Oil, natural gas, and metals prices continue to soar. First signs of the growing economic instability in many resource dependent countries.
6. Official world-wide unemployment is about 8-10 percent, the real unemployment rate is over 20-25 percent.
7. US housing and consumer market are declining, US dollar and stocks are giving their positions. First signs of recession.


2010 - 2015

Science and technology.

1. International space station is fully complete and functioning with more productivity than ever. Later, Russians and Chinese built their own cosmic stations.
2. NASA space shuttles are replaced by Aries I.
3. Most of cashiers and sales persons are substituted by machines.
4. Primitive forms of artificial intelligence will evolve into more sophisticated.
5. Automatic translators will allow monolingual humans to converse with any speaker of any major human language. Learning any foreign language will be needless.
6. Practical use of donor animal organs in surgery.
7. Conventional computers CPUs are expected to reach their maximum computing potential. It would have devastating consequences on the technological industry.
8. New nuclear reactors are built around the world.
9. Solar power cells walls and roofs are common in abundant sunshine areas.
10. New longer living batteries and power elements appear.

Society and politics.

1. Peak of the oil consumption.
2. Iraq breaks into three parts: Sunnites center, Shiites south, and Kurd north. Iran is able to produce nuclear weapons. Major shift of power in the Middle East.
3. Major terrorist attack using weapons of mass destruction triggers the destructive war referred to the Third World war during this decade.
4. Great global recession is starting.
5. Moral degradation and social deterioration are worsening. People are becoming increasingly isolated in terms of typical historical human interaction.
6. United Nations members sets new global goals to achieve.
7. Political and social correctness create a new dark age.


2015 - 2020

Science and technology.

1. Moon landing. First manned mission to the Moon in the twenty first century.
2. Consumer robotics go into mainstream. Robotic assistants grows in popularity.
3. Regular flights of space passenger aircrafts capable of flying around the plane in one hour or so.
4. First orbital hotel opening doors.
5. First 'space elevator' is constructed.
6. Unmanned warplanes, unmanned armored vesicles, unmanned submarines are the cutting edge of warfare; usage of tactical nuclear, biological, laser, electromagnetic, microwave and space-based weapons in conflicts.
7. Self driving hydrogen vesicles become affordable and can be found at car dealerships everywhere.
8. A comet causes one of the strongest meteor shower in history.
9. First domestic and working androids appear.
10. The first controlled thermonuclear fusion power reactor is built.

Society and politics.

1. Huge earthquake in Japan, China or California with many deaths and devastating effects.
2. Peak of the war on terror which is clearly becoming the Third World War.
3. Global economy crisis and major markets, stock, and currencies collapse occur.
4. Under terror war agenda the global surveillance system is established.
5. United States is in the open war with much of the Middle East, in political confrontation with Russia, in loosing economical competition with China, and in passive or active military tensions with many others.
6. Work week is set at 30 hours.

2020 - 2030

Science and technology.

1. Lunar base establishment. Regular spacecraft flights from Earth to Moon.
2. First manned mission to Mars.
3. Artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence. Human-equivalent computerized brains cost dropping below 1 million dollars.
4. Personal trackers, satellite surveillance, and tiny GPS tracers are widely used.
5. Energy of water decomposition is extracted, stored and used.
6. Most probable time of the largest solar flare during the solar peak creating world wide electronic devices shortcuts, disruption, and fires causing an electronic Armageddon.
7. Asteroid Aphopis will pass within less then 30,000 km (18,500 mi) of the Earth, it will miss the planet but caused the mass extinction scare in 2029.
8. Super computer virus is released cased millions of computers to get infected and crash.
9. Robots are capable of performing most of household and job tasks on the human level.
10. Cloning of almost all whole human parts for impanation will be proven to be possible not only from stem cells but from other tissues as well.
11. Nearly all appliances are becoming wireless.
12. First permanently instinct species are brought back by science.

Society and politics.

1. A contagious disease modified and released leading to a global pandemic causing millions to die.
2. Money, stocks, and commodities loose its value. The most severe phase of the global economic depression.
3. Weakened United States are unable to control or lead the world anymore. US couldn't stand further losses and withdraw its military from the Middle East. Major world political and economical power shift.
4. Peak of the war in the Middle East. Some countries including Israel, Taiwan, Korea, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Kazakhstan, Canada, Iraq, Kuwait, and some other European and Middle eastern countries loose or begin to loose their independency.
5. As part of the program of global surveillance system insertion of non removable GPS chips to everyone are offered in order to control terror and crime. First protests against this program.
6. Basic rights are given to animals.


2030 - 2040

Science and technology.

1. Martian base establishment.
2. First Moon hotel opened. Space travel becoming affordable to many people.
3. Work week is set at 20 hours.
4. Nearly everyone using help of handy robotic assistants. Robots capable of performing better than humans on almost all manual jobs.
5. Software-based human level intelligence is set to become widely available.
6. Major planetary alignment in 2040 will cause another mass scare.
7. True tri-dimensional TV and computer displays arrive on the market.
8. Artificial intelligence capable of managing most tasks.
9. Fully functioning artificial eyes, ears, and artificial brain implants are created.
10. SETI and other alien intelligence searching projects come to a tantalizing but frustrating end.
11. Many previously instinct species including some dinosaurs are cloned.
12. Small self navigating electrical automobiles substitute regular city transport.

Society and politics.

1. World geography major changes. Russia occupying the territory from Northern Canada to Ukraine. European Union is stretched from Greenland to Greece. Super state China rules in its neighboring satellites such as Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan and Japan. United Latin America creates one economic zone from Argentina to Mexico. The newborn united Islamic Caliphate acquires the vast territories from Indonesia to Algeria. India stays independent taking a couple of small neighboring states as its commonwealth. The world is divided by six huge state like parts. However, the actual new world rulers are two billion strong China, abundant with natural resources Russia, and united European nations.
2. Some states gain full or partial independence from the United States union. US lost the world dominance and its 'colonies' the Middle East and around the world. It is also loosing Alaska and other states but gaining Canadian states and some other territories.
3. Mass protests against the global surveillance system. Many governments fall, anarchy and chaos are spreading in many parts of the Western world.
4. Family meaning is corrupting. New marriage companies opened which are offering spouses on a purely rental basis.
5. All harmful substances such as many drugs, cigarettes, and junk food are banned.
6. Universal currency in a from of the energy unit is adopted.
7. People mind transformation: humans become less self centered, friendlier, more caring, and less money oriented as a result of unification through the cataclysms.

2040 - 2050

Science and technology.

1. Human senses are technologically expanded in wondrous new ways.
2. Almost half of world energy is produced by nuclear and thermonuclear plants.
3. Artificial intelligence will outperform the best managers and CEOs in any companies
and governments.
4. First Martian hotel-station open doors. Mars terra forming begins. Space travel becoming affordable to nearly everyone.
5. Ability to manipulate matter at the atomic scale and to create one substance from another using atomic and sub atomic manipulations.
6. Many new nano technologies develop and tiny new nano machines appear. First true nano-technological machines will be doing reparatory work in human body.
7. Molecular biologists give detailed description of how life on Earth and in the Universe began.
8. Flying self navigating vesicles appear - cheap personal transportation makes a leap into the air.
9. Smarter than humans robotic assistance are as common as personal computers today.

Society and politics.

1. The first real united world government is created. New simpler laws and new world constitution are adopted.
2. New world order with China, European Union, and Russia backed world government rule the world.
2. United States rebuilds itself and split into a confederation by officially joining Canadian lands, and some former states. However, it will never become as powerful empire as it was at the begging of the twenty first century.
4. Declining ecology and environment due to due to pollution, accidents, terrorism, war, and excessive harvests. Amazon forests are almost gone by deforestation.
5. Moral degradation. Virtual partners created by advanced computing technologies are becoming more important than own families for some people.
6. Prisons and jail are closing - new re-habitation programs are enacted.

2050 - 2070

Science and technology.

1. Most of the expensive substances are possible to synthesize from a street dirt, common garbage, and other cheaper substances.
2. Major developments and building in Antarctica.
3. Humanoid robots beat all human athletes.
4. Natural and non invasive regenerative medicine is improving health and prolonging life.
5. It is possible to predict most of the natural disasters in advance.
6. Many illnesses are conquered by medical advancements, although a few new diseases appear.
7. Personal self navigating submarines appear and under sea ventures become as common as yachting today.
8. It takes minutes to travel to travel to another continent by self flying public transportation but hours to come across a mega city in a personal flying vesicle.
9. All freeways and highways become needless - 99 percent of transportation is preformed by air.

Society and politics.

1. World population peaks at 10 billions.
2. Monetary system abolishment by substituting it with an advancement automated global distribution system.
3. Peak of the moral degradation. Whole generation is unable to effectively read, write, think, and work. Their life will be a virtual reality in a computer world.
4. Positive sings of world environmental restoration but fresh water availability is limited by energy costs of transportation and desalinization.
5. The major wars and conflicts are over but trade wars and minor conflicts continue.
6. Many higher organized mammals are given rights and protection close to human rights.
7. Last global pandemic occur.

2070 - 2100

Science and technology.

1. New technologies of cryonics - now without actual death just like a frozen dream - many people are voluntarily frozen to see the next century.
2. Humans are plugged in into the internet directly without modems or computers.
3. Almost all robotic workers are replaced by miniature nano-machines, capable of performing special tasks everywhere: from surface of the moon to human internal organs.
4. Human senses (hearing, eyesight, smell) are improved many times genetically.
5. A new wonder drug manufactured to slow down cellular metabolism on genetic level and postpone aging for centuries.
6. Almost all diseases are curable.
7. All information is produced and consumed digitally.
8. Genetically modified pets (dogs, cats, monkeys and new genetic breeds) can underhand and answer to the owners using human language.
9. Antigravity engine invented. The invention revolutionize space traveling.

Society and politics.

1. Boundaries between world countries begin to dissolve. World government rules the whole planet.
2. Moral degradation is reversed socially and genetically. Renaissance of fine arts, cultures, and creativity.
3. Asteroid to be used by a few remaining radicals as a weapon by diverting it from the course and setting toward the Earth. This horrible attempt to destroy the planet is foiled and thwarted.
4. Artificial intelligence is given control to the most of Earth development and maintenance programs.
5. Landmark complex build in memory of mass extinction of species caused by human population and industry growth during the 18th through 21st centuries.
6. Earth population decreases.

2100 - 2200

Science and technology.

1. All diseases are curable genetically.
2. Creation of the super humans capable of performing many tasks unimaginable today.
3. Perfect undistinguishable from the real world virtual reality is created.
4. Although all earth natural and technological disasters are predicted, the fear of planetary life annihilation by a cosmic events remains, so international mutigenerational space ship with nuclear or antigravity engine (or both) launched to the Andromeda galaxy to insure mankind survival.
5. Humans fully transformed genetically.
6. Earth spacecrafts are reaching another stars and another solar systems.
7. Traveling velocities of close to speed of lights reached for unmanned spacecrafts although humans still cannot be transported at that speed.
8. First large spacecrafts with antigravity or thermonuclear engines appear. Reaching Moon and Mars is the matter of hours.
9. Weather and climate control in all large cities are performed.
10. Technology will be able to place the knowledge of Einstein in 10 year old kid's brain wirelessly.
11. Matter replicators are very common.

Society and politics.

1. All world countries are fused into one directed and supervised by Artificial Intelligence Transfer of world government powers to Artificial Intelligence Global Program.
2. Return of human slavery occurs (humanoid robotic are replaced by a new breed of super humans with altered consciousness and genetically programmed to fully obey their owners).
3. Century of true piece, love, friendship, and paradise like condition finally appears to be real and forever. Prosperity sweeps the globe.
4. Job is something more like a jury duty today - once a half a year or so.
5. Everyone is use virtual reality programs to escape form the real world on daily basis.
6. The most powerful business corporation appear.

2200 - 2500

Science and technology.

1. Aging and death are virtually eliminated. Humans can live almost forever if they avoid an accidental death.
2. Traveling with speed of light is possible for humans. Speed of light barrier is reached and exceeded for man made crafts. Thanks to this advancement building a co-called time machine is also possible.
3. Harmless defrosting and returning to life of cryogenic patients is possible.
4. Moon and Mars have their own cities.
5. Personal spacecrafts with antigravity engines are as common as cars today.
6. Boundaries between real world and virtual dreams become unidentifiable for most humans.
7. Mankind no longer need to sleep or eat, all they will need to do is to take a pill to remain active 24 hours 7 days a week.
8. Manned expeditions travel to nearby solar systems.
9. Floating homes in the sky become commonplace, almost all earth structures are abandoned.
10. Primitive alien life is finally found.
11. Most of humans return to the Earth from Solar system colonies, realizing that there is no known better place to live.
12. Talking without speaking by genetically enhanced telepathy.

Society and politics.

1. World wide harmony continues.
2. All environmental pollution is eliminated - only the factor remains is so-called heat pollution.
3. Most of the time people spend into a perfect cyber world, personal contacts are becoming less and less frequent.
4. Animals and nature are boosted to sentiency.

2500 - 3000

Science and technology.

1. Human unmanned spacecrafts reach other neighboring galaxies such as Andromeda.
2. The line between virtual imagination and reality cannot be drawn by humans.
3. The line between artificial and biological life is also not distinguishable.
4. Advanced nano-technological human bodies are plugged into world wide matrix of life support virtual network controlled by the Artificial Intelligence.
5. The virtual living have incredible advantages in comparison with common living.
6. Alien civilizations will be found but at the state of their own development humanity won't show much interest in them.
7. Immortality becomes real.

Society and politics.

1. Virtual reality, life support and maintenance programs are fused into one sole new reality, which composing much more realistic environment than the actual surrounding world. That will allow to mankind to live forever into a new cyber dream without any contact with the actual surrounding world as we know it now. End of the world as we know it.

After 3000

3000 - 4000 An unpredicted cosmic catastrophe will shut the whole virtual and life support network down. Remaining humans (if any left at all) will completely unfit to stand the real surrounding environment and will die out within a few month like dinosaurs. This will be the end of mankind on the planet. However, a few humans will survive in a mutigenerational space ship launched in 2100s and some distant places. They will be alive for several more thousands of years but eventually perish because of different events.

250 million years. All earth's continents collide into a one giant land mass.

2 billion years. Increased Solar output will eradicate any remaining life on Earth.

3 billion years in Andromeda galaxy will enter our Milky Way galaxy destroying many solar systems.

6 billion years. The Sun will swell into red giant and then become a white dwarf.

20 billion years. Most of the stars also either exploded into novas and super novas creating new back holes or shrink into red and white dwarfs.

30 billion years. Creation of new stars basically stops.

40 billion years. Universe become an unimaginably vast, cold, dark and profoundly lonely place.

60 billion years. Almost all matter will eventually collapse into black holes.

100 billion years. Huge black holes will merge with other creating mega black holes, and many of them will reach some kind of unknown yet supercritical mass or density and bursts into new Big Bangs.


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