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2017

45th U.S. President Donald J. Trump

Politics

  • Republican Businessman Donald J. Trump inaugurated as president, first set course of action is the attempt in dismantling the treaties that "push" back the US to economic recovery.

Culture

  • Nintendo releases the Nintendo Switch on March 3.

2018

Politics

  • After Boko Haram executes a U.S citizen on video, the U.S begins drone strikes in Nigeria and deploys special forces near Boko Haram territory.
  • Under intense bipartisan preassure, Trump admits Puerto Rico into the Union as the 51st state.
  • Embattled U.K Prime Minister Theresa May steps down from both PM and Tory leader in favor of Secretary of State Boris Johnson.
  • The Republican Party loses control of the House but gain seats in the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections.
  • Former U.S President George H. W. Bush dies at the age of 93 94. Recent sexual harassment allegations shroud his legacy in controversy.

Science and Technology

  • SpaceX flies two private passengers around the moon and back. Millions watch the first private space flight live.[1]

Culture

  • Starting 24 June, Saudi Arabia allows women to drive and attend public sporting events for the first time in their history.[2][3]
  • The #MeToo campaign continues into the new year, with several more celebrities being accused of sexual misconduct, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Jameis Winston, who is suspended indefinitely as a result.
  • NFL players begin to call for league safety reform due to multiple players -both former and current- suffering from brain damage.

2019

U.K Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Politics

  • Embattled U.K Prime Minister Theresa May steps down from both PM and Tory leader in favor of former Secretary of State Boris Johnson.
  • The longest government shutdown in history occurs after President Trump refuses to accept any government funding without allocated money for the wall along the southern U.S border.
  • Yair Lapid becomes Prime Minister of Israel after his Yesh Atid party unseats Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Party in the year's legislative elections.
  • Most historians agree 2019 is the official beginning of the Second Chicano Movement.
  • U.S Vice President Mike Pence resigns, becoming the 3rd Vice President to resign (after Spiro Agnew in 1973 and John C. Calhoun in 1832). He is replaced by former New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie.
  • The United Kingdom's membership in the European Union ceases. [4]
  • Emperor Akihito of Japan abdicates his position to his son Naruhito.[5]
  • After a 70 year occupation, British forces withdraw from Germany.[6]
  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo is easily re-elected in a rematch over 2014 opponent Prabowo Subianto.
  • A mass shooting occurs in St. Louis, Missouri. Gun Control legislation is voted on, but fails to get though the Senate.

Science and Technology

  • The maiden flight of NASA's Space Launch System, the successor of the space shuttle program, is successful.[7]

Culture

  • Marvel's first female-helmed superhero movie Captain Marvel is a resounding success.
  • Avengers: Endgame unseats Avengers: Infinity War as the highest grossing superhero movie of all time.

2020

Politics

46th U.S President Joe Biden

  • Former U.S Vice President Joe Biden defeats incumbent President Trump in the 2020 Presidential election. Biden replaces Trump as the oldest elected President, and becomes the second Catholic President. Biden's running mate California Senator Kamala Harris becomes the first female and Asian-American Vice President
  • The U.S Department of Defense places an emphasis on cyber-defense as relations with the People's Republic of China deteriorate.
  • The Democratic Party takes control of the U.S Senate and holds onto the House in the 2020 Congressional elections.
  • Liberia ends deforestation in a deal with Norway.[8]
  • The U.S begins fortifying its cyber infrastructure out of fear of China

    Ramfis Domínguez-Trujillo is elected Presidente of the Dominican Republic over Vice Presidente Margarita Cedeño Lizardo.

Science and Technology

  • Roscosmos/ESA lands the ExoMars rover, and begins a two year joint mission to search for past life on the red planet.[9]
  • The Jeddah Tower shortly after its completion

    NASA launches their Mars 2020 Mission, studying the planet for future colonization prospects.[10]
  • The 2020 World Expo is held in Dubai.[11]

Culture

  • Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo spark the new generation of console gaming with the XBOX Two Series X, the Playstation 5, and the Ultimate Nintendo Entertainment System announcement of the Nintendo Switch OLED respectively.[12]
  • The 2020 Summer Olympics are held in Tokyo, and are marred by more doping controversy than ever before.
  • The Jeddah Tower is completed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Standing over 1 kilometer high, the tower is the tallest in the world.[13]

2021

8th President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi

Politics

  • A GOP Congressman is censured after making a comment directed at the Vice President considered by many to be racist and sexist.
  • Costa Rica becomes a totally carbon-neutral state. As in several U.S sates, the country also bans single use plastic objects such as straws and plastic water bottle. Countries and political figures around the world praise the nation for their new, green outlook.[14][15]
  • Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi is elected President of Iran.
  • Marijuana is now legal across the United States

    Congressional legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO) decriminalizes marijuana usage in all 51 states.
  • Due to a school shooting in Trenton, New Jersey. Congress passes gun control legislation which is then signed by President Biden but largely considered to be ineffective by both sides of the isle.
  • 24th Canadian Prime Minister Carla Qualtrough

    Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau steps down due to his scandals, Carla Qualtrough becomes Liberal Party leader and Prime Minister. She also becomes the second female prime minister.

Science and Technology

  • The James Webb Telescope is finally launched by NASA after three delays.[16]
  • A self-driving car

    Ford launches a self-driving car network at scale. Uber also takes further advantage of the trend. Many consumers are reluctant to embrace the concept after several accidents.[17]
  • Wireless electricity is reaching critical mass.[18]
  • The largest brood of North American cicadas, Brood X, emerges from the Earth.[19]
  • 80% of web traffic is now video, as entrepreneur Diego Braun's streaming service begins a competitive battle against YouTube and Instagram TV.

Culture

  • The 2020 Summer Olympics are held in Tokyo, and are marred by more doping controversy than ever before.
  • After being delayed in 2020, the World Expo is held in Dubai.

2022

Flag of the federalized Eurasian Union

Politics

  • President Biden signs legislation written by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) that expands Medicaid eligibility.
  • The Declaration on the Federalization of the Eurasian Union is signed in Moscow. Eurasian Economic Union member states Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Moldova merge as one nation. Eurasian President Vladimir Putin declares that the Union is not Russian expansionism, but rather is "a union of Eurasian cooperation and camaraderie greater than any one nation."
  • Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party unseat Prime Minister Johnson's tories in the 2022 U.K general election.
  • Long-time German Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down in favor of Jens Spahn.
  • The Democrats maintain control of the Senate, but lose the House in the 2022 midterms.
  • Randall Woodfin (D-AL), and Stacey Abrams (D-GA) become the first Black Southern Governors since Reconstruction.
  • 9th German Chancellor Jens Spahn

    Elizabeth II becomes the first British Monarch to hold the throne for 70 years. A massive platinum jubilee is held in London, and is attended by several world leaders.[20]
  • All German nuclear power plants are offline.[21]
  • Romania joins the Eurozone.[22]

Science and Technology

  • Nanotech clothing is widespread

    India sees the beginning of a technological and cultural renaissance, as they launch their first manned space mission.[23]
  • Nanotech clothing is widespread, albeit more expensive than regular clothing. Stains are becoming a thing of the past.[24]

The U.S MQ-27 Dragonfire

  • Quadcopter drones are used regularly by many militaries including the U.S Army.
  • Poland begins exporting the PL-01 stealth tank, a tank capable of virtual invisibility against heat-seaking missiles and radars.[25]
  • Robots begin to dominate positions such as teachers, doctors, lawyers, and engineers in Asia.[26]
  • Smartphone users need only charge their device once a month, thanks to multicore.[27]
  • Zunum Aero begins selling hybrid-electric planes in mass.[28]
  • Dominated by Oculus VR, the virtual reality industry touches US$ 33 billion.[29]
  • American automakers adopt crash-avoidance braking.[30]
  • Bitcoin reaches US$ 250,000.[31]
  • Global internet traffic reaches 260 exabytes.[32]
  • Comet SW-3 causes a meteor shower.[33]

Culture

  • The 2022 Winter Olympics are hosted by Beijing, China, and showcase heightened tensions between the USA and the PRC. Russia places first in medal count, followed by the United States, and Canada.
  • Qatar hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Belgium defeats the USA.

2023

Politics

Scottish youth take to the streets in celebration of Scot independence

  • Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom 52%-48%. The streets of Glasgow are packed with jubilant celebration. Neoliberal conspiracy theorists perpetuate that Putin and the Eurasians had somehow influenced the vote, but these accusations are never proven. Scotland immediately applies to join the EU.
  • Puerto Rico is admitted into the Union as the 51st state by President Biden.
  • Turkey is not admitted into the EU, and withdraws their request for membership on New Year's Day. Turkish President Erdogan sharply rebukes the Europeans, and unnerves many in the international community as he oversees the rapid expansion of Turkey's military and cozier relations with China as part of his 2023 Vision initiative.[34]
  • President Maduro of Venezuela, President Ortega of Nicaragua, and President Evo Morales Luis Arce of Bolivia, are toppled as part of the Latin American Spring. Maduro and Ortega are both killed by rebels, while Arce flees to Cuba. New capitalist regimes are propped up in each country by the CIA.
  • Macedonia is admitted into the EU.
  • Turkmenistan votes to join the Eurasian Union.
  • The U.S government becomes the first government to collect taxes via blockchain, leading to accusations of fraud and evasion.[35]

Science and Technology

  • Male birth control pills are available

    Male birth control pills finally hit the market.[36]
  • The Earth's orbit changes almost imperceptibly.[37]
  • The Thames Tideway is completed.[38]
  • The Aerion AS2 supersonic jet enjoys its first flight.[39]
  • 90% of the world's population have a presence online.[35]
  • 10% of reading glasses are connected to the internet.[35]
  • London's "super sewer" is completed.[40]

Culture

  • The majority of American children under 18 are of color, mostly Hispanic.[41]

2024

47th U.S President Kamala Harris


1st President of the EAU Vladimir Putin

Politics

  • Vice President Kamala Harris is elected over former U.N Ambassador Nikki Haley of South Carolina in the 2024 U.S presidential electionafter President Biden declines to seek a second term. Harris becomes the first female President, the first Asian-American President, and the first Black female President. The primary issues of the campaign include foreign relations and prison reform.
  • Israel and Palestine begin work on a two-state solution with the USA and EAU presiding as mediators. The agreement is called the New York Accords, as they are written and discussed at the U.N Building in New York, New York.
  • The Democrats maintain control of the Senate in the 2024 Senate elections but fail to recapture the House. Republican Leader and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is however defeated by Democrat Tatiana Matta in an upset.
  • Thanks to the new Eurasian Constitution, President Putin is eligible to seek a third term in power, and wins the first Eurasian presidential election in a landslide.
  • Former U.S President Bill Clinton dies aged 77 of undisclosed causes, believed to be Parkinson's Disease.

Science and Technology

  • Biotech enhancements add a year to the lifespan of the average first-worlder. The aging process is also greatly slowed, giving people who take part in the enhancements much younger physiques. Bio-printing and stem cell treatments provide the means to replace wrinkled skin and fortify frail bones and muscles. [42]
  • SpaceX's Starlink satellite system reaches full capacity, further expanding the reach of the internet.[43]
  • Open-source, 3D-printed clothing provides cheap clothing to the masses. The fashion industry remains largely intact, keeping many of their specific designs to themselves.[44]
  • A total solar eclipse occurs across North America.[45]
  • Parts of Africa, Europe, and North America witness a partial lunar eclipse.[46]

Culture

  • Controversy emerges in the sports world concerning athletes using biotech enhancements. The NFL and NBA take a firm stance against athletes implemented with the enhancements.
  • Paris, France hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics. For the first time since 2012, there is minimal controversy surrounding the Games, and all recognized nations are allowed to compete. The U.S places first in medal count, followed by China and the EAU.

2025

U.K Prime Minister Keir Starmer

Egyptian infantry storm an Ethiopian village

Politics

  • Keir Starmer and the Labour Party take control of the U.K parliament in the 2025 snap elections.
  • The world is struck by a global water crisis. Many nations, particularly in the Middle East and Asia, are flung into chaos. Other countries including Australia and Mexico are affected to lesser degrees.[47]
  • Israel and Palestine reach a peaceful agreement

    A war sparks when Ethiopia tightens their monopoly on the Nile River through the Grand Ethiopian River Dam, and Egypt and Sudan form an alliance against the Ethiopians. The war is officially called the Nile River War but earns the nickname of the Water War.[48]
  • On the 12th of September, Yair Lapid and Mahmoud Abbas sign the New York Accords with President Harris present, officially creating the Palestinian nation and a two-state solution.
  • Palestine cracks down on Hamas, vowing to eradicate the militants as part of their terms with Israel.
  • U.S Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas retires. He is replaced by former President Barack Obama after a controversy-ridden nomination process.
  • Kivalina, Alaska is completely submerged in water thanks to climate change.[49]
  • The last U.K coal plant is shut down, increasing Prime Minister Starmer's popularity.[50]
  • Solid waste doubles, creating yet another crisis and worsening the water scarcity by polluting water in many underdeveloped countries.[51]

Elon Musk: The first man to walk on the Moon in 56 years.

Science and Technology

  • SpaceX successfully lands founder and CEO Elon Musk on the Moon. The private space industry booms.[52]
  • AI reaches never before seen levels of consciousness, as many men and women openly share relationships with AI.[53]

    AI is reaching humanlike levels of consciousness and self awareness

  • Roscomos launches the first manned Eurasian spaceflights from their center in Amur Region, Russia.[54]
  • A type of small, quadrupedal tank drone called the CLAW (Cognitive Land Assault Weapon) is rolled out by the U.S military and soon thereafter bought by Israel and the U.K. The drone is equipped with a rotary cannon, grenade launchers, and a flamethrower.
  • The CLAW

    The BepiColombo spacecraft arrives in orbit around Mercury as part of Japan and Europe's joint mission.[55]
  • Work on the Giant Magellan Telescope is completed.[56]
  • 2 billion genomes have been sequenced.[57]
  • Contact with Voyager 1 and 2 is lost.[58]

Culture

  • A remake of the Goonies is released on the 40th anniversary of the original movie's debut. The film is a success and is praised by critics and fans alike for paying homage to the original while also trying new concepts.
  • Avatar 5 is released, showcasing the pinnacle of CGI animation.[59]

2026

Politics

  • CDC officials condemn portions of the D.C metro tunnels

    An anti-SJW extremist by the name of Micah Crawford releases Anthrax on several Washington D.C subways in the 2026 D.C subway attacks. 20 people die as a result, while over 1,000 are affected. Crawford's motives for the attacks were centered around his hatred for the Harris administration, who he begrudged for a variety of reasons, most vehemently the President's race, gender and stance on immigration. Crawford is captured by the FBI attempting to flee to Canada, and is sentenced with the death penalty. The attacks ironically reignite waning American patriotism and unity, represented by the hashtags #DCStrong and #LoveNotHate. President Harris' approval ratings soar.[60]

    The annexation of Somalia

  • Spurred by the D.C attacks, the Department of Homeland Security begins work on nanobots designed to prevent future bioattacks.
  • The Water War ends after Sudan annexes a small portion of West Ethiopia and destroys the dam.
  • Somalia collapses into total anarchy as a result of the water crisis. Kenya and Ethiopia agree to divide the country between each other, and are supported in their endeavor by the Saudis.[61]
  • The Democrats maintain control of the Senate, and regain the House. Hakeem Jeffries becomes the first Black congressional leader.
  • Elizabeth II becomes the first British Monarch to reach 100.

Science and Technology

A robotic arm

  • Robot hands now match human capabilities, not unlike the ones seen in the Star Wars movies.[62]
  • NASA successfully returns rock samples from Mars.[63]
  • The Sagrada Família

    Online plutonium generators on the Mars Science Laboratory run out, and contact is lost.[64]
  • A synthetic human genome is completed.
  • The High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) is operational.
  • The International Linear Collider is completed.
  • 3-D printed electronic membranes to prevent heart attacks.
  • Youthful regeneration of aging heart muscle via GDF-11.
  • New treatments for Alzheimer's disease.

Culture

  • RoosterTeeth's animated web-series RWBY concludes its long-running storyline with the Volume 12 finale. The Salem Saga had begun in 2013. Volume 12 and its ending prove to be among the most polarizing additions to the franchise. There are reported plans for continuations of the RWBY universe set in the coming years.
  • 144 years after the groundbreaking, the Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona, Spain, is finished.[65]
  • The 2026 FIFA World Cup is hosted by Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The USA upsets England.
  • Calgary, Canada hosts the 2026 Winter Olympics.
  • Aquaculture provides the majority of the world's seafood.
  • Rising sea levels are wreaking havoc on the Maldives.
  • Global reserves of indium are running out.
  • Expansion of London's Heathrow Airport.

2027

Politics

China has the global economy in a stranglehold

  • China and BRICS overtake the G7 nations in GDP. China now has the world's largest economy. Over the course of the 2020s, Beijing made strides towards their newfound dominance, but are pushed to the top after their coal industry reaches peak production in 2027.[66][67]
  • Washington D.C becomes the 52nd state in the Union

    America's economy stagnates thanks to worsened relations with China. While Trump is blamed by most, the Democrats begin to lose their ironclad grip on the government.
  • Washington D.C, the capital of the United States, is granted statehood by President Harris. D.C is the smallest state in the union in terms of mass. Republicans vocally rail against this as a Democratic conspiracy to gain congressional dominance.
  • Keir Starmer and the Labour Party expand their majority in the 2027 U.K general election.
  • Joe Biden dies at 78 of supposedly natural causes.
  • Former U.S Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton dies at 79, leaving a complicated and disputed legacy.
  • The global housing market is in dire straits thanks to 3D printing's revolutionary allowances.[68]

Science and Technology

  • The Roscosmos Venera-D probe arrives above Venus.[69]
  • NASA's Europa Clipper arrives in orbit around Jupiter's moon of Europa.[70]
  • Automakers sell over 1 million lightweight hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. [71]
  • The Chūō Shinkansen Japanese maglev line begins commercial use between Tokyo and Nagoya.[72]
  • Mobile devices have all-digital radios and Gbit/second cellular modems powered by 16-core apps processors running at 5 GHz.[73]

Culture

  • The FBI releases their classified files on Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr, albeit heavily redacted. Great controversy arises.[74]
  • American musician Elvis Presley's autopsy reports are made public on what would be his 92nd birthday.[75]

2028

Politics

  • President Harris is reelected over House Minority Whip Dan Crenshaw of Texas in the 2028 U.S presidential election.
  • Keir Starmer and the Labour Party expand their majority in the 2028 U.K general election.
  • Queen Elizabeth dies just shy of her 102nd birthday. Her son Charles III becomes King after being the longest serving heir apparent in Crown history.

    King Charles III of the United Kingdom

  • World hunger is at an all time low.

Science and Technology

  • Sam, the first dodo bird clone

    The dodo bird is brought out of extinction after one named 'Sam' is successfully cloned by Japanese scientists. This is a major scientific breakthrough, and human cloning as well as the ethics behind the science are debated.
  • A new energy source, made possible through a controlled thermonuclear explosion, is created, and begins to be tested.
  • Work is completed on the Deep Space Gateway, the International Space Station's successor as the original is decommissioned.[76]
  • Printed electronics are increasingly prevalent.[77]
  • The largest particle collider in the world begins operations in China.[78]
  • DVD production is discontinued. The vast majority of media is now digital.
  • Baldness is cured by hair cloning.[79]

Culture

  • Los Angeles, California, hosts the 2028 Summer Olympics. This is the first time the country has hosted the Games in almost 30 years.

2029

Politics

  • King William I of the United Kingdom

Celebrations in Nuuk, Greenland, following the results of the referendum vote.

  • King Charles abdicates the throne in favor of his son William I following substantial public pressure.
  • Greenland gains independence from Denmark in a surprising 65%-35% vote .
  • Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito surprises many when he retires at 78. President Harris nominates Goodwin Liu to replace Alito who is subsequently confirmed as the first Asian-American justice.
  • Madagascar is completely deforested. Native species such as the Radiated Tortoise are kept alive only in captivity and through cloning.[80]
  • Africa's Lake Chad disappears.[81]

Science and Technology

  • Some supercomputers are 1000 times more powerful than the human mind.[82]
  • Chips in the brain and eyes allow virtual reality immersion. VR platforms released by Oculus and Nintendo are still used, but the chips are a much pricier alternative, and the hottest holiday gift of 2029,
  • Cybernetic enhancements are much wider spread and in use in many militaries.
  • Computers can now create new knowledge.
  • Most humans interact with machines more than they do other people.
  • Manufacturing, agriculture, and transportation are dominated by automation. Unemployment rises, and there is a vocal backlash against technocracy, an idea that had peaked in the 2020s.
  • A complete reverse engineering of the human brain is completed.
  • The Turing Test is passed by AI 99% of the time.
  • Two personalized ads at a resort in Haiti

    Personalized advertising, which involves electronic displays that scan passersby and produce an ad tailored to their demographic, are highly common and seen almost everywhere there is retail. The advertisements even sometimes copy one's face onto itself.[83]
  • Mosquito genes have been genetically altered to prevent the carrying of disease, a humane alternative to wiping out the species entirely.[84]
  • Phase 1 of the California High Speed Railroad is completed.[85]
  • Jupiter's Great Red Spot disappears.[86]
  • Asteroid Aldophis narrowly misses Earth on Friday, April 13th, causing panic. Internet memes calling on the asteroid to hit, and referencing Marvel's character of Ultron however explode.[87]
  • The radio signal "A Message From Earth' reaches it's destination of the planet Gilese 158b after a two-decade long journey.[88]
  • Several people are killed by automatons, ostensibly on accident.

Culture

  • The wreck of the RMS Titanic, sunk in 1912, has completely decomposed. In memory, Titanic is re-released in cinemas.[89]

2030

Politics

  • The Ottoman Empire is reborn out of Turkey and Iraq.

    Turkey and Iraq merge to reform the Ottoman Empire. Both parties deny imperialism, and claim the merger is an effort to prevent the rise of another group like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
  • Republicans regains control of the Senate, now maintaining the Presidency and Congress, in addition to several governorships. Utah Senator Mike Lee becomes Majority Leader.
  • The Labour Party retains the U.K Parliament. Prime Minister Keir Starmer steps down after the elections, and is replaced by Clive Lewis, the first Black Prime Minister.

    U.K Prime Minister Clive Lewis

  • Vladimir Putin is reelected President of the Eurasian Union.
  • Palestinian terrorists unsatisfied by the New York Accords hijack Regent Seven Seas' Pioneer cruise ship off the coast of Cypress in the Seven Seas Pioneer hijacking. U.S Navy seals board the craft via VTOL, kill all terrorists, and rescue all hostages. This provides the U.S to showcase their new VTOL warships.
  • The global middle class booms, particularly in Africa.[90]
  • Seattle, WA, USA, harvests 100% of its water supply from the atmosphere, the first city to do so.[91]
  • Denmark bans diesel and petrol cars.[92]
  • Israel ends internal combustion car sales.[93]

Science and Technology

  • A 3D-printed heart

    3D-printed organs are fully a reality. Liver, kidney, and heart failure is eradicated in the developed world.[94]
  • Many diseases considered dangerous and even fatal in the 2000s and 2010s have been wiped out.[95]
  • Human regrowth of lost limbs is now possible.[96]
  • A majority of surgery is performed by robots.[97]
  • Self-driving cars are now the norm. Some highways do not allow manual vehicles.[98]
  • New technology is able to reduce the gravitational pull on a object by 50%.
  • The process of desalination is in increasing use.[99]
  • Smart grids are scaled up to entire national grids in developed countries.[100]
  • Music from the Sónar Calling GJ 273b project arrives at Luyten's Star.
  • Weather predictions are almost totally accurate thanks to the perfection of weather modelling.[101]
  • Destruction of the Bold

    Space junk destroys the Bold space launch system rocket a NASA craft, killing the entire crew. President Harris addresses the American people from the Oval Office in a tearful eulogy. People across the world mourn the tragedy, while NASA vows such a disaster will occur never again.[102]
  • The ESA's Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer (JUICE) reaches the Jovian System, and begins its work.[103]
  • Military helicopters are still in use, but have been partially replaced by the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Warship.[104]

    A U.S VTOL in action during the Seven Seas Pioneer hijacking

  • Lockheed Martin's unmanned, hypersonic SR-72 aircraft enters military service.[105]
  • Tube transportation is on the rise.
  • Augmentation has allowed hyper-fast crime scene analysis as seen in the Batman: Arkham games.[106]
  • Ships are fully capable of running themselves.[107]
  • Drones have reduced the number of world forest fires to 5%.
  • Delivery drones are used by most retail companies.[108]
  • Scientists create a cross-species communication system, allowing dialogue between certain species of animal.

Culture

  • The 2030 Winter Olympics are hosted by Barcelona, Spain. There is great tension between U.S and Chinese athletes, and a heated competition for highest medal count which the U.S narrowly wins over the Chinese and Spanish.
  • Child mortality takes a nosedive to 2%.[109]
  • Muslims see their population soar, particularly in Europe.[110]
  • All major religions make a great resurgence for the first time in years.
  • Depression is the biggest disease in the world.[111]
  • Only 500 shopping malls remain open in the U.S, thanks to the online market and 3D-printing. Some former major retailers such as Macy's survive by moving their presence online.[112]
  • Final completion of the United Arab Emirates' Masdar City is realized. The city is the first in the world without light-switches or water taps.[113]
  • Broadcast T.V is extinct.
  • 10% of transactions are made via Bitcoin and its counterparts.
  • 60% of people live in urban areas.[114]
  • Switzerland's Cargo Sous Terrain underground transportation network is completing, mitigating Swiss traffic blockage by freight transport.[115]
  • Micro colleges, requiring a mere 6 months to switch professions, become popular.

2031

Politics

Bangkok, Thailand (2031)

  • Catastrophic flooding caused by climate change absorbs most of Bangkok, Thailand, killing 150 people. The capital is moved much farther inland to Udon Thani.[116]
  • A Pro-Eurasian coup occurs in Georgia. The new government immediately votes in favor of joining the Eurasian Union. President Young sanctions the Eurasians, and pulls Ambassador Marco Rubio alongside several dignitaries from Moscow.
  • Lead reserves are becoming scarce.[117]
  • India phases out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCS).[118]

Science and Technology

Chocolate becomes rarer

  • Much to the chagrin of social conservatives, stem-cell pharmacies are very common.[119]
  • Web 4.0 revolutionizes the internet.
  • Perennial wheat and corn, crops remaining productive for up to two years, form the new frontier in agriculture.[120]
  • Construction in Russia begins on the Domed city of Mir in the former diamond mine of Mir.

Culture

  • Married couples are extremely rare in the U.K, dipping below 20%.[121]
  • Chocolate is increasingly expensive, and something in which mostly the rich and elite indulge.[122]

2032

Politics

47th U.S President Todd Young

Flag of the Baltic Federation (2031-)

  • Fearing the Eurasian Union, the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) merge to form the Baltic Federation.
  • Republican Indiana Senator Todd Young is elected President over Democratic Vice President Ruben Gallego in the 2032 U.S presidential election, one of the closest and most controversial elections in history.
  • Britain sees its Ash Trees go extinct.[123]
  • The U.K updates its nuclear-sub fleet.[124]

Science and Technology

  • Most homes and offices have a terabit connection.[125]
  • China deorbits their space station.[126]
  • 4th Generation nuclear power is achieved.[127]

Culture

  • The 2032 Summer Olympics are hosted by North and South Korea.

2033

Politics

  • Chinese commandos during a skirmish with Pro-Taiwan forces

    The Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis begins after the U.S military moves missile launchers onto the Island of Taiwan and surrounding islands. The People's Republic of China claims a threat to their well-being, and starts to shell the coast while also deploying limited ground forces against the SAM sites. Several U.S, Communist Chinese, and Taiwanese sailors and other personnel are killed in 2029 alone.
  • The U.S stock market collapses in late 2033, kicking off the Second Great Depression. Poor relations with China, and tepid consumerism also contribute. Most of the world (aside from China) also feel the impact of the Depression.
  • The GOP-controlled U.S Government cuts Social Security benefits 31%.[128]

    Hundreds of Americans line up at a New York soup kitchen

  • Azerbaijan unites with the Ottoman Empire.
  • The U.S and Eurasian Union nearly exchange nukes.
  • Lung disease has killed 80 million Chinese.[129]
  • The polar ice caps have melted entirely.

    The Ottoman Empire following Azerbaijan's ascension

Science and Technology

  • NASA conducts a manned mission to Mars' moon of Phobus, paving the way for a future manned Mars landing.[130]
  • Near-Earth asteroid mining operations increase.[131]
  • Hypersonic passenger planes capable of flying from Europe to Asia in four hours begin use.[132]
  • The final phase of Britain's HS2 rail link finishes.[133]
  • Worldwide production of phosphorous peaks.[134]
  • Holographic displays are in wide use.[135]

Culture

  • 20 out of every 100,000 Americans commit suicide.

2034

Politics

  • The Depression reaches critical mass.
  • After eight months of armed conflict, the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis ends with China annexing several islands in the Strait and withdrawing from Taiwan. The U.S State Department declares victory, but is mocked and admonished by the American public.
  • The U.S sees it's international power and influence slip.[136]
  • A protest against the Young Administration turns violent. 12 people are killed after police panic and fire into the crowd.
  • Congress passes the Lankford-Smith Act which places a hefty tariff on imports into the United States. The Act does little more than to place heavier pressure on Europe and Asia, while doing almost nothing to help the U.S economy.
  • The Democrats regain control of the House and Senate in a super majority. Libertarian Sarah Medina is elected to Colorado's Class 3 U.S senate seat, while Libertarian Elinor Swanson is elected to Montana's sole house seat. Enthusiastic Democrats declare, "the White House is next". Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer retires from the Senate, and is replaced by Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. Ben R. Luján of New Mexico becomes House Speaker.
  • Democratic-Socialism and even Libertarian-Marxism are once again gaining momentum in the United States. Communism is still viewed with reticence thanks to anger over the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis.
  • Former President Donald Trump dies at age 88. His funeral is held in the capital before he is laid in state in Queens, New York. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and Kamala Harris attend. President Young speaks at the service, and is harassed by protesters upon leaving the rotunda.
  • Mumbai, India, is thriving thanks to the Mumbai 2034 initiative. Housing has been expanded and 10,000 hectares of employment space has been created.[137]
  • Switzerland phases out nuclear energy.[138]
  • The electricity supply in Australia has been fully decarbonized.[139]
  • Coral reafs in the Caribbean are wiped out.[140]

Science and Technology

Boris, the first Woolly Mammoth clone

  • A Woolly Mammoth named 'Boris' is successfully cloned by Russian scientists. It is kept in a Siberian facility, while work is made towards producing a female mate.[141]
  • After brain surgery, a man with low-functioning autism is just as capable as a non-LFA person. He is however left with high-functioning autism. Many LFA people have their condition reversed after the success of the initial procedure.
  • Many women have their babies developed through ectogenesis, the practice of growing an embryo in articfical wombs.[142]

Culture

  • The 2034 Summer Olympics are hosted by Ankara, Ottoman Empire. News coverage gives the world a clear look inside the Empire for the first time.

2035

Politics

U.K Prime Minister Ben Bradley

  • The Labour Party loses their majority to Ben Bradley and the Tories.
  • "Favorable" opinion polling show President Young with an approval-disapproval rating of 25%-75%, while worst polls show 10%-90%.
  • Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts dies of a massive seizure. After his first appointment of Raymond Kethledge is unprecedentedly shot down by Congress, the President successfully replaces him with Britt Grant.
  • Solid waste is creates a crisis in Singapore.[143]
  • Hundreds of U.K homes are destroyed by coastal erosion, causing a mini-housing crisis on the British coast.[144]
  • The population of Greater London reaches 10 million.[145]
  • Global tin deposits have mostly been exhausted.[146]

Science and Technology

A RobCo robot chef working at a Boston restaurant

  • Billions of service robots are in use in house holds around the world, from automatons as simple as roombas to human-sized cooks and robotic maids. Most are owned by affluent families. The industry is dominated by Japanese company FANUC and recently founded American company RobCo.[147]
  • Most militaries implement drones and battlefield robots. The questionable discernment and empathy of the bots causes controversy.[148]
  • AI is now capable of projecting holographic projections of dead people. Many rich elite simulate their deceased love ones, while museums use the technology to "summon" historical figures who are capable of interacting with patrons on a limited scale.[149]
  • The majority of middle to upper class households own self-driving cars.[150]
  • Many militaries and commercial airliners use turbo-electric distributed propulsion systems. [151]
  • 45,000 commercial airplanes are now in use.[152]
  • Norway completes their suspended underwater tunnels.[153]

Culture

  • The U.S state of Washington legalizes recreational and medicinal cocaine.

2036

48th U.S President Diego Braun

Politics

  • 8th Chinese Chairman Qi Junhao

    The 2036 U.S presidential electionis held. Initial results show Democratic U.S Senator from Mississippi Jeramey Anderson barely edging Libertarian Governor of Washington State Diego Braunand Republican Ambassador to the Eurasian Union Marco Rubio. Riots spark across the country as leaked emails between the Anderson camp and Federal Election Committee reveal a conspiracy to alter the results of several states. After global pressure, the FEC is forced to relent, and Braun becomes the first Chicano President, the youngest President since John F. Kennedy and the first President since Millard Filmore to belong to neither the Republican or Democratic parties.
  • Libertarians sweep the Senate and House, defeating several Republicans and Democrats alike, but fail to gain a majority in either.

    A security camera captures the flooding in Osaka, Japan (2036)

  • Cities and towns across the world including Taipai, Republic of China, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, Osaka, Japan, Alexandria, Egypt, Houston, Texas, and Miami Florida are flooded in the Great Floods of 2036. Many smaller towns are abandoned entirely. 3,500 people are killed in total, and the Depression worsens as a result. The President is greeted by angry jeers when he visits Miami, and neglects to visit Houston at all. [154]
  • Longtime Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping dies at the age of 83 of a stroke. He is replaced by the more moderate Qi Junhao.
  • Former Queen Consort Camilla dies aged 89.

Science and Technology

  • The artificially grown meat industry now rivals its organic counterpart.[155]
  • Alzheimer's Disease is fully curable, saving millions of lives.[156]
  • Hepatitis C has been eradicated in the U.S.[157]
  • Probing and mapping of the Kuiper Belt begins.[158]
  • One of Cosmic Call 2's radio messages arrives at the HIP 4872 star.[159]

Culture

  • The last living WW2 veteran, Ricky Farmsworth of England, dies at 115. He is mourned globally.[160]
  • Moscow, Russia, EAU, hosts the 2036 Winter Olympics.
  • New Hampshire, Vermont, and Florida legalize recreational and medicinal cocaine.

2037

Politics

  • President Braun starts to work on ending the Depression. After the President delivers an impassioned speech before Congress, pleading with all three sides of the aisle to come together for the betterment of the country, the Made in America Act is passed by Congress. The Act raises corporate taxes, while forcing companies to remain in the U.S if they want to continue their business dealings in the country. President Braun signs an executive order ending the import of foreign oil into the U.S. The order also calls for the construction of new wind, and solar farms.[161] RobCo is provided with funding from the Federal Government to create millions of new robots.
  • ICE, the Border Patrol, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and CIA are completely dismantled and dissolved. The FBI is replaced by the Domestic Protection Agency, its first head being California Governor David Hogg. All current and many living former members of ICE and the Border Patrol are investigated for racial profiling.
  • With private insurance largely discarded by all but the wealthiest Americans, the Medicare for All Act is signed by President Braun, transitioning the U.S from a multi-payer system to single-payer.
  • Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh dies of alcohol poisoning at 72. He is replaced by former Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby.
  • There is a massive dump of classified government files, causing controversy.
  • Edward Snowden is pardoned by the President, and thus returns to the U.S.
  • Several former U.S government officials are investigated for war crimes. Former President Bill Clinton is posthumously convicted for U.S action in Yugoslavia. Living Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are exempted due to advanced age.
  • The Lankford-Smith Act is repealed by Congress.
  • Several U.S Senators and Congressmen leave the Republican and Democratic parties for the Libertarian Party. Senior Michigan Senator and former Republican Justin Amash becomes Libertarian floor leader in the U.S Senate.
  • After an summit, the Ankara Alliance is formed between the Ottoman Empire, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan.
  • The city of Manila, Philippines, is running out of drinkable water.[162]

Science and Technology

  • The U.S Air Force rolls out a new stealth bomber and the sixth-generation of fighter jets, courtesy of RobCo.[163][164]

Culture

  • 100 years after their disappearance, the remains of pilot Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan are discovered on an island in the Pacific Ocean.

2038

Politics

Chicanos and supporters celebrate the signing of the Migrant Rights Act (Washington D.C, 2038)

  • The Migrant Rights Act is passed by Congress, granting amnesty to all undocumented immigrants with the exception of violent offenders, while also making immigration into the United States free and cutting down the waiting period. This effectively concludes the Second Chicano Movement, as it's purpose has been realized.
  • Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor retires. She is replaced by Andrea T. Martinez.
  • The Libertarian Party takes control of the House and Senate. The Republican party dissolves, with its members joining either the new TEA Party, the Libertarians or becoming unaffiliated.
  • America's economy is on the pathway to swift recovery.

Science and Technology

Two autonomous delivery vehicles on a rural freeway

  • Scientists teleport DNA for the first time.[165]
  • The position of truck driver no longer exists thanks to autonomous delivery trucks.[166]
  • The New Horizons Probe is an astonishing 100 astronomical units from the Sun.[167]


Culture

  • The FIFA World Cup, in use since 1974, is replaced as the final name plaque is filled by Brazil after their sixth win. A replacement is commissioned for the 2042 World Cup.[168]
  • Durban, South Africa, hosts the 2038 Summer Olympics, becoming the first African nation to do so.

2039

Politics

  • Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan steps down. She is replaced by former Vermont Governor TJ Donovan.
  • Former U.S President Jimmy Carter dies at the age of 115. He is remembered with fondness by the majority of the country, and is eloquently eulogized by President Braun at his state funeral in the nation's capital before being buried in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. Former Presidents Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, and Todd Young attend the service.
  • The Education Standards Act is narrowly passed by Congress. The act enacts a statute requiring homeschooling parents to have their children tested by a government determined exam at the end of each school year that decides whether or not they can continue being homeschooled.
  • In spite of his Catholic heritage, President Braun cracks down on the Vatican's presence in the U.S.
  • On its 99th anniversary, the Destroyers for Bases agreement between the U.S and U.K expires.[169]
  • Wild fires devastate the United States. In response, President Braun relaunches the FDR-era Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).[170]

World War III

  • The Third World War begins as the Ottoman Empire invades Armenia, Eurasian Union. Germany and Syria declare war on the Ottomans.

Science and Technology

  • A man stands inside a virtual world

    Virtual reality has peaked with fully immersive technology. People are now able to relive treasured memories using VR.[171]
  • Robots now hold supremacy over western manufacturing positions.[172]
  • Mercury transits across the Sun.[173]

Culture

  • Patrick Rolfe, Diego Braun's successor as CEO of Carnaval Entertainment, becomes the world's first trillionaire.[174]

2040

Politics

U.K Prime Minister Charlotte Truss

  • Snap elections provoked by perceived Torie bumbling of the War results in the Labour Party regaining control of the U.K Parliament. Labour Leader Charlotte Truss becomes Prime Minister.
  • A Texas man makes an attempt on the life of President Braun during a rally in El Paso. Braun survives after being shot in the shoulder. The man cites the Education Standards Act as being the primary reason behind the attempt. Some evidence suggests the Holy See may have had ties to the shooter, but this is unproven. Vice President Gary Johnson temporarily assumes the Presidency while Braun recovers.
  • Diego Braun is re-elected President of the United States in a landslide over Democrat and New York Senator Chelsea Clinton, and TEA Party candidate and former Florida Governor George P. Bush. Gary Johnson steps down from the ticket, citing advanced age, and is replaced by businessman, actor, and retired pro wrestler John Cena.
  • Former U.S President George W. Bush dies at 94. Despite previous comments condemning his administration's actions in Iraq, President Braun attends his state funeral alongside presidential rivals Clinton and George P. Bush (the former President's nephew) and former Presidents Obama, Harris, and Young, while also firmly renouncing anyone who speaks ill of Bush.
  • The Second Great Depression officially comes to a close.
  • Thanks to government intervention across the globe, less than 5% of the world's population smokes tobacco.[175]
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands (2040)

    The U.K and France end the sale of diesel and petrol cars.[176]
  • Japan phases out nuclear energy.[177]
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands, is completely fossil-fuel free while also becoming one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world.[178]
  • Less than a third of the Congo's original forest density remains.[179]
  • Pollen counts have doubled, spiking the prevalence of seasonal allergies and breathing disorders like asthma.[180]
  • Global energy consumption has increased 56% from 2010, now up to 820 quadrillion British thermal units from 524 Btu.[181]
  • Most of the developed world now employ national biorepository and genomic information systems in healthcare.[182]

World War III

  • Ottoman forces secure Armenia. The Ottoman regime proceeds to sign a non-aggression treaty with the Eurasians.
  • Syria is annexed by the Ottomans. The Syrian military dissolves into the Imperial Ottoman Army.
  • The Ottoman Empire annexes Greece.
  • Saudi Arabia takes control of every Gulf State except Kuwait.
  • Pakistan and China invade India. President Braun attempts to negotiate Chinese withdrawal with President Qi, but Qi claims his hands are tied. Japan and ASEAN begin supporting India.
  • Germany launches an offensive against the Ottomans. The Ottomans bomb Berlin in response.

Science and Technology

  • A space solar power plant

    The Trans-European Transport Networks running between Germany and Italy are completed.[183]
  • B-52 Bombers are phased out by the U.S Air Force. George P. Bush makes a gaffe by attacking Braun for this, despite the phasing out having been planned for decades.[184]
  • The North-East Corridor high-speed rail route from Boston to Washington D.C is completed.[185]
  • Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Crescent Moon align for the first time in 40 years.[186]
  • Space based solar power plants fill the atmosphere. The United States is the single largest user of the plants, followed by the Netherlands.[187]
  • As fuel reserves deplete, deep ocean robotic mining is commonplace.[188]

    The Thanos Shark, one of the new species discovered on Titan

  • Technologically-enabled telepathy has reached its full potential.[189]
  • Carbon nanotubes are revolutionizing engineering.[190]
  • NASA launches a submarine to explore Saturn's largest moon of Titan, discovering numerous alien aquatic life.

Culture

  • Half of the world's population is believed to have autism.
  • The 2040 Winter Olympics due to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, are cancelled due to the Third World War.

2041

Politics

  • Global temperatures have increased by 2°C.[191]
  • The Niger Delta has now been totally cleaned of oil spills.[192]
  • Lung cancer spikes in New York City.[193]
  • Having lost the Progressive wing of their party, Neoliberal Democrats align with the remaining Neoconservatives abandoned by the TEA Party, and reform the Democratic-Republican Party of old.

World War III

  • The Ottomans break the non-aggression treaty, and invade Russia.
  • Sino-Pak forces blaze across India, genociding Mumbai.
  • The Ottomans and Saudis attack the U.S on the Fourth of July, and while the U.S is weakened, the Ottomans invade Kuwait. Congress declares war on the Ankara Alliance (AA).
  • Saudi Arabia invades Great Britain. King William and family abscond to Paris. Newly elected PM Truss is nearly killed during Saudi shelling of her safe house. The SAS evacuate Truss to the ruins of Buckingham Palace to make a final stand.
  • NATO arrives in British waters to eject the Saudis from Great Britain.

Science and Technology

  • Cardiovascular disease has been eradicated.[194]
  • The W350 Tower

    Supercomputers reached the yattoflap scale, trillion floating-point operations per second.[195]
  • Tokyo's W350 Tower is completed, now the world's largest wooden skyscraper.

Culture

  • ATMs are extinct thanks to Bitcoin apps.[196]

2042

10th Chinese Chairman Qin Yizhi

Politics

  • Qi Junhao keeps to his promise of serving one term only, and is replaced by Premier and Maoist hardliner Qin Yizhi.
  • White people are now the minority in the U.S. The largest majority of Americans are Hispanics, while the second largest majority are biracial.[197]
  • Plastic waste is nearly non-existent in the U.K.[198]

World War III

Shortly following the Liberation of London a SAS soldier stands in the ruins of the city in one of the most infamous photos of the War

  • NATO liberates London, rescuing PM Truss and her SAS detail. The Saudis retreat from Great Britain.
  • The NATO-Iranians win the Battle of Hormuz, killing Saudi Admiral Mahmoud Sultan in the process. London and Hormuz ignite morale among the Allies.
  • U.S Army Rangers join German troops in Bulgaria.
  • Ottoman forces reach Moscow but also hit a stalemate.
  • Indian PM Rajesh "Raj" Singh" meets with ASEAN and Japanese Leaders in Tokyo. Operation Decapitation, a plan to drive the Sino-Pak out of India,is formed.

Science and Technology

The domed city of Mir

  • NASA launches an unmanned mission to Uranus.[199]
  • The Domed City of Mir is completed

Culture

  • Ironically, the Diary of Anne Frank enters the public domain..[200]
  • The 2042 Summer Olympics due to be held in London, England, are cancelled due to the War.

2043

Politics

  • Vice President John Cena announces his presidential run for 2043, with the slogan "Cena is next!" Cena's platform focuses on ending the War by 2045 and maintaining the strong economy. His first rally is held in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he campaigns with President Diego Braun and Senator Erik Johnson.
  • The global economy peaks.
  • Slovenia shuts down its only nuclear power plant.[201]
  • The Ross Sea losses 50% of its summer ice cover. [202]
  • Soon after returning to London, former King Charles dies in his sleep of a stroke at 95.

World War III

  • The Ottoman Empire withdraws from Russia.

    A U.S Army Ranger canine division pose for a photo after a battle near the Greco-Bulgarian border

  • NATO pushes the Ottomans out of Bulgaria and Greece.
  • After being blockaded by India and ASEAN, China ends their support for Pakistan.
  • President Shamsi is killed in a military coup in Pakistan. The new government negotiates peace with India and ASEAN.
  • NATO and CSTO agree to invade Turkey by Summer 2044 in the Madrid Conference.

Science and Technology

  • China's Chang'e-3 lander is shut down.[203]

2044

And the 49th President is JOHN CENA!!!

Politics

  • John Cena is elected President of the United States over Democrat-Republican nominee Ricky Dobbs and TEA Party nominee Taylor Schmook. Cena would become the first Vice President to ascend to the Presidency since Joe Biden in 2021.
  • The Libertarian Party maintains control over Congress.
  • Permafrost melts across the world, sparking a climate crisis in several countries.[204]
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg dies a day before her 111th birthday.

World War III

  • SEAL Team 6 infiltrates Ottoman SAM sites in the Gallipoli Peninsula

    Turkish agents infiltrate the United States and make an attempt on the life of President Braun. The President survives.
  • Operation: Judgement Day is a success as NATO invades Turkey.
  • The Eurasian Union initiates the Eastern Front in Turkey as they enter the country through Iran.
  • NATO-Iranian troops invade Bahrain.

Culture

  • The 2044 Winter Olympics due to be held in Calgary, Canada are cancelled due to the War.
  • J.R.R Tolkien's works, most notably the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the Hobbit, are released into the public domain.[205]

2045

Politics

  • Flag of Yugoslavia (1946 - 1992, 2045 -)

    John Cena is inaugurated the 49th President of the United States on 21 January. 48th President Diego Braun hugs President Cena, telling him that he "hopes the best of his successor."
  • Serbia invades and annexes Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Kosovo. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. As the West is distracted by finishing off Saudi Arabia, little is done beyond sanctions.

    New Orleans, LA, USA (2045)

  • Super hurricanes leave New Orleans, LA, and Houston, TX, completely uninhabitable.[206]

World War III

  • As NATO and CSTO storm Ankara, Ottoman Grand Vizier Ahmet Burak Erdoğan is found dead by Spetsnaz, allegedly having taken his own life.

    The Sally Ride opens fire on Jeddah

  • The U.S uses it's satellite the Sally Ride to fire a massive laser beam into Jeddah, killing 500,000, and scaring the Saudis into surrendering. The War effectively concludes when the Saudis sign an Instrument of Surrender.

Science and Technology

  • A man accesses an interface controlled by his thoughts

    The Technological Singularity occurs, which will eventually result in unimaginable impacts on the human race. Robots that are smarter than human beings have now been born. Many humans now merge with AI.
  • Plane accidents have been eradicated.[207]
  • Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, are united by the Chūō Shinkansen high speed maglev route.[208]

Culture

  • Indonesia celebrates the 100th anniversary of it's independence.
  • Homosexuality is almost universally accepted even by the religious.[209]

2046

Politics

  • The U.S Virgin Islands are admitted into the Union

    The U.S Virgin Islands become the 53rd state.
  • Charlotte Truss and the Labour Party gain a super majority in the U.K Parliament.
  • The Labour Party blocks a motion to raise the U.K pension age to 70.[210]
  • Post-War Partitions: Iraq (Sunniland, Shiiteland, Southern Kurdistan), Turkey (Western-Turkey, Eastern-Turkey, Northern Kurdistan), Armenia, Eastern-Turkey, Azerbaijan (absorbed by Eurasian Union), Saudi Arabia (split between Yemen and Oman, with Mecca remaining independent. All formerly independent Gulf States regain sovereignty).
  • Communist militants in Kerala, India

    India collapses into Civil War between capitalists loyal to Prime Minister Singh, and communists embittered over Singh's leadership during and after the war. President Cena receives pressure to aid Singh, but declines, appeasing Libertarians and angering Democratic-Republicans.
  • Global oil reserves are depleting, creating tension in many countries.
  • In the 2046 U.S. Midterm elections, the TEA Party gains the majority in the House, but narrowly lose in the Senate. Many gubernatorial elections also go to the TEA Party including populist conservative and war hero Franklin Smithfield winning in New York.
  • There is global ubiquitous carbon pricing.[211]

Science and Technology

Brain transplants extend the human life for many

  • Bodies are now being successfully cloned. The first brain transplant is performed on a man in his 100s dying of a rare disease, giving him a new, younger body and increasing his lifespan. Stealing bodies from other people is strictly illegal in all countries, and punishable by death or life in prison.

Culture

  • The 2046 Summer Olympics are hosted by Athens, Greece. The first Games held since the War began, a unity theme is emphasized.
  • Japan's population dips below 100 million.[212]

2047

Politics

  • Flag of the People's Republic of Mongolia (1945-1992, 2047-)

    A Maoist revolution takes control of Mongolia. The new government immediately allows China 100% access to their natural resources. President Cena lays down the Cena Doctrine which states that any allied countries attacked or invaded by China will be supported by the United States, alienating many in his party. Most agree that this is the beginning of the Resource Wars.
  • China assumes more control over Hong Kong after enacting a "one country, one system" system in Hong Kong. Hong Kongese are banned from using Western social media along with mainland China.[213]
  • Qin Yizhi is reelected Chairman of China.

Science and Technology

  • An unmanned probe is sent to the small, outer-rim planet of Chiron 2060.[214]

Culture

  • The Teenage Message, a message recorded by Russian teenagers in 2001, arrives at the 47UMa Star.[215]

2048

Politics

  • John Cena is narrowly re-elected President of the United States in the 2048 U.S presidential election, a rematch against TEA Party nominee Taylor Schmook and Democratic-Republican nominee and Indiana Senator Beau Bayh.
  • NATO dissolves. While many Libertarians including former President Braun argues for there to be no replacement, President Cena agrees to join it's successor, the Global Security Cooperation Group (GSCG), including all former members and the Eurasian Union.
  • Vladimir Putin steps down as leader of the Eurasian Union at 95. His granddaughter Anya Putin replaces him.
  • Glacier volume in Mount Everest, Washington, have been cut in half since the 2010s.[216]
  • China begins mining in Antarctica, leading to sanctions.[217] The overpopulated king crab presence begins to dwindle.[218]
  • Action taken by the various governments in the 2020s prevents the total ocean collapse predicted by this year, though the salt-water fish population has diminished markedly, though fish body size has decreased by a quarter.[219][220]

Science and Technology

Culture

  • 100 years after construction began, the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota, USA, is completed.[221]
  • Israel celebrates it's 100th anniversary of it's independence by opening a time capsule embedded in the National Library of Israel.
  • The 2048 Winter Olympics are hosted by Seattle, Washington, USA.

2049

Politics

  • President Putina moves the Eurasian Union in a much more Democratic-Socialist direction.
  • As feared, China exerts the same force as they had in Hong Kong on Macau. Many Macau citizens had left the city in preparation.[222]
  • After a decade of economic growth, the U.S economy begins to naturally dip.
  • The Dead Sea is now completely bare.[223]
  • Heat stress is taking a heavy toll on labourers, particularly in China and the U.S, with several deaths being recorded.[224]
  • The last remnants of the 2011 Fukushima Disaster have been purged.[225]

Science and Technology

  • Food is now being constructed by nanobots.
  • The line between virtual reality and actual reality is increasingly blurred.

Culture

2050

Politics

  • Taiwanese Communists, backed by Beijing, take over Southern Taiwan and push their way into the north. The United States and GSCG send troops to defend the Republic of China.
  • Communists come to power in India

    Prime Minister Singh absconds to Indonesia as the Communist Indians sack New Delhi. The new Indian Government embraces Trotskyism, rejecting the Maoism of their hated enemy China. Nevertheless, India aligns with neither the U.S or China in the Resource Wars, with the new Chairman taking a "India First" position.
  • With unregulated, free-market capitalism having gone largely by the wayside, most countries are considered to be at a crossroads between Communism and Democratic-Socialism. The capitalists still have a strong footing in the United States, but even in the U.S, the upper class of old has shrunken to almost nothing.[226]
  • Half of the Amazon rain forest has been deforested, largely thanks to Jair Bolsonaro's anti-environmental policies of the 2020s.[227]
  • Wild fires have tripled. California is devastated by a new campfire.[228]
  • President Cena signs an executive order forcing all aerospace companies to implement renewable fuel sources in their passenger planes. This move is contested by the TEA Party but ends up standing.[229]
  • China finishes their South-North Water Transfer Project, giving them an edge in the Resource Wars.[230]
  • Greenhouse emissions have been almost halved, though many climate scientists would argue this change has come too late for the world.[231]
  • New Zealand completely wipes out rats, receiving backlash from animal rights activists.[232]
  • In the 2050 Midterms, The TEA Party gains a super majority in the U.S House, and a large majority in the Senate.

Science and Technology

  • Smaller, more safe cars are introduced.[233]

    The 2051 Chrysler Pod

  • Intelligent buildings are seen widely across the developed world. The buildings include features such as integrated AI with the power to lock and unlock doors, raise or lower the temperature, construct food, and clean the building's windows all on its lonesome.[234]
  • Telescopes are now obsolete, collector's items thanks to contrails blocking their view of the stars.[235]

Wine is even more of a luxury

Culture

  • Wine has become even more of a luxury thanks to devastation to winery areas.
  • The 2050 Summer Olympics are hosted by Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Gaza City in a unity bid by Israel and Palestine.
  • There are now 3.7 million centenarians.[236]
  • 2 out of every 100 people on Earth are 60+.

2051

Politics

  • Communist troops are halted at Taipei, though they now control 90% of Taiwan.
  • Commander of anti-communist forces in Taiwan, and U.S Admiral Jack McCain is removed from his position after suggesting to President Cena that orbital bombardment be used against Hong Kong.
  • Supreme Court Justice and former President Barack Obama retires from the Supreme Court, and is replaced by Maryland Senator Caylin Young.

Science and Technology

  • Australia's largest ever transport project the Suburban Rail Loop is completed.[237]

Culture

  • After 100 years of dormancy, the Washington State Ferries time capsule is opened by former President Braun.[238]
  • The Centennial National Exhibition is held in London.[239]

2052

50th U.S President Franklin Smithfield.

Politics

  • TEA Party Nominee and New York Governor Franklin Smithfield is elected President of the United States in the 2052 U.S presidential election, against Libertarian Nominee and New Mexico Senator Erik Johnson, Democratic-Republican nominee Alfonso Calderon, and Libertarian Missouri Governor Sophia Kurle who ran with the Socialist Party.
  • The TEA Party expands their majority in the Senate, but lose several House seats.
  • Anti-communist forces have pushed the communists back to southern coast of Taiwan.

Science and Technology

  • The biggest supermoon of the 21st Century lights up the night sky on 6 December.[240]

Culture

  • The 2052 Winter Olympics are hosted by Stockholm, Sweden. Internet celebrity Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg lights the Olympic cauldron.

2053

Politics

  • Officials from the U.S, PRC, and both sides of the Taiwan conflict sign the Taiwan Armistace Agreement in Changhua, splitting Taiwan between the Maoist South Taiwan and the Democratic North Taiwan.

Science and Technology

  • Modification of a "designer baby" projected on a RobCo viewing device

    Genetic modification of an embryo in an artificial uterus is now possible, enabling parents to control multiple aspects of their child including their gender, height, skin, hair, and and eye color. The procedure is exceedingly expensive, and only available to the rich. Religious right-wingers particularly in the TEA Party protest the legality of the procedure. President Smithfield floats an executive order banning it, but is shut down by the Supreme Court.

    The M1 Grant Walker during a demonstration in Yemen

  • The U.S Army phases out the M1 Abrams tank and replaces it with the M1 Grant Walker created by RobCo. This is the first walker of its kind used by a major military.[241]

2054

Politics

  • Chairman Qin is killed when his VTOL supposedly malfunctions and crashes into the Yellow Sea. National Defense Minister Cheng Lei comes to power. Cheng, a general in World War III, is universally recognized as an authoritarian, Chinese traditionalist. His penchant for dressing in ceremonial Chinese robes is a trademark of his persona.

    11th Chinese Chairman Cheng Lei

  • Communist nationalists come to power in the South African elections.
  • Rainfall intensity has increased dramatically.[242]

Science and Technology

  • In Beijing, the first perfected human clone is born in a laboratory. Mass production of such clones has not however been perfected. GSCG worries China may develop a clone army.

Culture

  • The 2054 Summer Olympics are hosted by Brisbane, Australia.

2055

Politics

  • South Africa, backed by China, invades Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. President Smithfield sends 500 "advisory" troops to Africa.
  • Most major countries have achieved democracy.[243]
  • The world population has plateaued.[244]

Science and Technology

  • SpaceX successfully transports a group of wealthy patrons to the surface of the Moon.[245]

Culture

  • Corporate media has fragmented, replaced by individuals and smaller news organizations.[246]
  • The first permanent hotel to be built on a ice sheet is opened by Chinese businessmen in Antarctica.[247]

2056

Politics

Flag of the Socialist Republic of sub-Saharan Africa (SRSA) (2056-)

  • Franklin Smithfield is re-elected President of the United States in the 2056 U.S presidential election, a rematch against Libertarian Erik Johnson, and Democratic-Republican Benji Backer.
  • The TEA Party loses both houses of Congress despite retaining the White House and the President's general approval.
  • South Africa controls up to Tanzania and half of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The new empire changes their name to the Socialist Republic of sub-Saharan Africa, with Cape Town declaring their intentions to be the unification of "Black Africa".
  • Global temperatures have risen by 3°C.[248]

Science and Technology

  • NASA, in conjunction with RosCosmos and ESA send their first successful manned mission to Mars

Culture

  • The 2056 Winter Olympics are hosted by Almaty, Kazakhstan, Eurasian Union.

2057

Politics

  • An oil well sits abandoned after global oil reserves officially deplete

    Global oil reserves have officially depleted.[249]
  • The SRSA controls all of Africa south of the equator.
  • According to later released documents, President Smithfield secretly establishes a substantial military presence of 5,000 additional troops in Africa.

Science and Technology

  • The next two messages of the Teenage Message reach their destination.
  • Doctors now have handheld MRI scanners.[250]

2058

Politics

  • The SRSA fully controls the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Gaban, Uganda, and most of Kenya. Reports rise of anti-Communist dissidents being beheaded ISIS-style in the streets of cities.
  • U.S unemployment skyrockets.

Science and Technology

  • NASA builds a radio telescope on the moon.[251]
  • One billion human brains can be simulated on one machine.[252]

Culture

  • The 2058 Summer Olympics are hosted by San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Popular British band the Beatles' entire music catalog is released into the public domain.[253]

2059

Politics

  • Thanks to Somalia's reliance on oil exports, Kenya and Ethiopia are dragged under by the collapse of the region, allowing the SRSA to absorb both countries. Nigeria and Cameroon are also annexed.
  • Many Middle Eastern countries face economic collapse.
  • The first U.S troops are killed in combat in Africa, revealing America's combat presence in the region, and causing controversy.
  • There growing tension between androids and their sympathizers against autonomaphobes.
  • Former President Barack Obama (aged 98) is diagnosed with pneumonia in early 2059. 2 weeks later, he was announced dead by his family, dying in his sleep at the hospital. Majority of the American people grieved his death for the next months, remembering him as a great man and leader in his presidency era.

    RosCosmos' Adalina Lipnitskaya plants Earth's planetary flag on Mars

Science and Technology

  • Earth colonists establish the first, permanent human presence on Mars. For now, the only people present are astronauts and scientists, but plans are made for civilian expansion.[254]
  • Another pair of messages from the Teenage Message arrive at their destinations.

2060

51st U.S President Nick Goldberg

Politics

  • Libertarian U.S Senator from Pennsylvania Nick Goldberg is elected President over TEA Party U.S Senator from New York Billy Barlow, and Democratic-Republican Nevada Governor Daniel Corona in the 2060 U.S presidential election. Goldberg is the first Jewish President in U.S history.
  • Perennial cyclones devastate the Mediterranean. Venice, Italy, Athens, Greece, Barcelona, Spain, Tripoli, Libya, Tunis, Tunisia, and Alexandria, Egypt, are abandoned.[255]
  • The Florida Keys are permanently lost to the Atlantic Ocean.[256] Thames-esque barriers are erected in New York State.[257]
  • 1/3 of world energy is solar as major powers rush to embrace new forms of energy.[258]
  • Scientists agree that the Ozone Layer has finally recovered.[259]

Science and Technology

  • Virtual reality schools are present across the globe.[260]

Culture

  • The 2060 Summer Olympics are hosted by Mexico City, Mexico.
  • There are 67m more seniors than there were at the turn of the century.[261]

2061

Politics

  • Flag of the Midwestern Workers' Federation of America (MWFA) (2061-)

    TEA Party Wisconsin Governor Sam Ryan, angered by President Goldberg's pro-Android rights stance secedes Wisconsin from the Union. Wisconsin is followed by Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Illinois, however, rejects secession due to the influence of Chicago. After ratifying a constitution in Madison, the Midwestern Workers' Federation of America (MWFA) is born. Businesses in the MWFA are allowed to enslave their android workers and treat them however they like.
  • The African Wars reach a bloody stalemate, with neither side gaining much ground.
  • Singapore and Malaysia fail to agree on a new water deal, bringing the two nations to the brink of War.[262]

Second American Civil War

  • President Goldberg orders the blockade of Lake Eire to prevent supply shipments between the MWFA and Canada. After the MWFA Navy opens fire and destroys the blockade, the Second American Civil Warofficially begins.
  • In response to Illinois' refusal to secede, MWFA forces launch an offensive quickly overrunning the state. The state government and U.S. forces withdraw to Chicago and its surrounding areas, fortifying it and beginning a siege that will last for three years before being relieved by U.S. reinforcements.
  • 3,000 U.S troops are slaughtered attempting to march into West Virginia at the Battle of Union.
  • China sends troops to support the MWFA. The SRSA voices support for the Federation.

Science and Technology

  • Haley's Comet returns.[263]

2062

AfCom militants prepare to burn a South Sudanese villager to death

Politics

  • The SRSA begins supporting guerrilla groups in African nations they do not control. This group of rag-tag, jungle fighters call themselves the AfCom.

Second American Civil War

  • U.S ships capture Duluth, Minnesota, the MWFA's greatest port city in their first victory of the war.

Science and Technology

  • Nanofabricators are readily available to consumers.[264]

Culture

  • The 2062 Winter Olympics are hosted by Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

2063

Politics

Science and Technology

Culture

2064

Politics

  • United States President and Libertarian Nick Goldberg wins in a landslide against Democratic-Republican TBA in the 2064 Presidential Election.

Science and Technology

Culture

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