|Centuries:||20th century – 21st century – 22nd century|
|Decades:||2010s 2020s 2030s – 2040s – 2050s 2060s 2070s|
|Years:||2040 2041 2042 – 2043 – 2044 2045 2046|
Predicted and scheduled events[change | change source]
- Assuming no further changes in the copyright law, all sound recordings fixed between February 15 and December 31, 1972 will enter public domain in the United States:
- Slovenia will close down its nuclear plant by this year.
In fiction[change | change source]
- 2043 marks the first contact between humans and the Centaurians in the computer game Alien Legacy.
- According to the Acecombat universe, war breaks out between Neucom Inc. and General Resource Ltd. The Universal Peace Enforcement Organization is sent to settle the conflict. The war lasts until 2044.
- The video game Rise of the Robots takes place in November.
- The movie The Postman (1997) concludes.
- The 2010 movie The Book of Eli is set.