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Later this decade, on 15th August 2047, the nation will celebrate its 100th anniversary as an independent state.* However, climate change and other ecological impacts are converging with increasing speed.In particular, neighbouring Bangladesh requires ever more financial support and humanitarian aid, as flooding worsens.* Widespread automation and technological unemployment are also emerging.By comparison, China's average age is 46 and its working population has been declining.* Expansion and development of India's service sector – adding greatly to the global knowledge-based economy – has occurred in parallel with a slowdown in China's growth as its economy matures.India has also managed to avoid many of the disruptive challenges experienced by China, since its market-based economy is already part of a liberal democracy, unlike the planned economy of its rival.Future Timeline is an ongoing, collaborative project that is open for discussion – we welcome ideas from scientists, futurists, inventors, writers and anyone else interested in futurology.
We present a speculative timeline of future history.Part fact and part fiction, the timeline is based on detailed research – including analysis of current trends, long-term environmental changes, advances in technology such as Moore's Law, future medical breakthroughs, the evolving geopolitical landscape and much more.Where possible, references have been provided to support the predictions.First demonstrated in the 2010s, significant numbers are now being deployed in tropical coastal areas, where conditions are ideal for ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC).Each island is hexagonal in shape and interlocked with other islands, forming artificial archipelagos.
Now, thanks to new extraction methods and processing techniques, even the low concentrations of elements found in mud layers are economically viable.