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|Centuries:||20th century – 21st century – 22nd century|
|Decades:||2010s 2020s 2030s – 2040s – 2050s 2060s 2070s|
|Years:||2042 2043 2044 – 2045 – 2046 2047 2048|
|Ab urbe condita||2798|
|Balinese saka calendar||1966–1967|
|British Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||甲子年 (Wood Rat)|
4741 or 4681
— to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
4742 or 4682
|- Vikram Samvat||2101–2102|
|- Shaka Samvat||1966–1967|
|- Kali Yuga||5145–5146|
|Japanese calendar||Reiwa 27|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 13 days|
|Minguo calendar||ROC 134|
|Thai solar calendar||2588|
2171 or 1790 or 1018
— to —
2172 or 1791 or 1019
|Unix time||2366841600 – 2398377599|
Predicted and scheduled events[change | change source]
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- Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts a technological singularity for 2045, i.e. a runaway cycle of self-improvement by intelligent machines, resulting in explosive technological development.
- Based on Ray Kurzweil's ideas, Time magazine predicts humans will be immortal by this year.
- Demographic projections "foresee the population of Egypt overtaking that of Russia by 2045," according to Niall Ferguson.
- Two of Japan's largest cities - Tokyo and Osaka - will be connected by a direct high-speed maglev route.
- The United Kingdom is set to overtake Germany as Europe's leading economy.
In fiction[change | change source]
- In the novel 2045: A Story of Our Future, Peter Seidel portrays what the world could be like in 2045, if current trends in environmental destruction, population growth, and economic inequality continue.
- Beginning of Corporation War in Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere
- In South Africa white minority rule comes to an end as most of the whites are massacred in an uprising, in John Wyndham's The Outward Urge.
- The American Dad character Klaus has a body again and a grandson.
- The events portrayed in the movie Critters 4 take place in 2045.
- Time in History where Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars, the 3rd Tiberium War takes place.
- In Macross 7, The main events of the series take place in this year.
- Doomsday in Angels & Airwaves movie L)VE (LOVE)
References[change | change source]
- Lamb, Gregory M. (2005-12-10). "Progress at light speed: Ray Kurzweil". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-01-28.
- "2045: The year man becomes immortal, published on 10 February 2011.
- "The Year the World Really Changed," Newsweek, November 16, 2009
- "The N-11: More Than an Acronym" - Goldman Sachs study of N11 nations, Global Economics Paper No: 153, March 28, 2007.