Starts with a Diploma
Watch out for robots: Introducing Flippy - Curry Pilot
Jobs of the future will be what robots can't do
Stay in School
8 predictions for the world in 2030
21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Human Extinction By 2030
Sixth Mass Extinction
The Crisis of Civilization
Climate Disruption The Movie
Arctic Death Spiral and the Methane Time Bomb!
Antarctica Secrets Beneath the Ice!
Could we see 3D printed human organs?
7 amazing technologies we'll see by 2030
Will we be flying in this in 2030?
Life expenctancy on the rise
Four out of 10 People Won't Have Accesss to Water

Starts with a Diploma

If you are going to public school in Curry County, watch out for robots. They may be your main competition for a job when you graduate, if you choose to graduate. See http://bit.ly/2gsNJDS and http://bit.ly/2ngWxAd to learn why jobs like middlemen, low-level accountants, bookkeepers, agents and tellers will be out of work. Those who will benefit are those who engage in intellectual capitalism involving common sense, creativity, imagination, leadership, analysis, writing a script or book, doing science. We're making a transition from commodity based capital, like coal, to intellectual capital, like figuring things out - thinking.

Check out http://bit.ly/2mwuhdP to learn what happened during the 2007/08 recession and why those without that diploma have an 8% unemployment rate while those who got that diploma but didn't go on to college have a 5.4% unemployment rate. Those with a bachelor's degree only are at 2.2% unemployed. That's why getting that diploma is so important to your future. If you plan to have kids, it will cost a quarter-of-a-million-dollars to raise them to 18, not counting college or vocational training costs. Having twins more than doubles that cost.

If you graduate, you'll have had thirteen years of a free education. Stick it out. The difference in lifetime income lost if you don't get that diploma is at least a million dollars on average.

Want to see what kind of jobs are available today in Brookings and what education and skills you need to apply, visit WorkSorce in Harbor near the Dollar Tree or go to www.WorkSourceOregon.org. Think about the future you'd like to have and then realize what it's going to take to get there. It all starts with a high school diploma.
Source: Gordon Clay, www.currypilot.com/opinion/5188575-151/letters-to-the-editor-march-29 (Scroll down to fifth letter.)


2030 (MMXXX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter F) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2030th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 30th year of the 3rd millennium, the 30th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2030s decade.


Predicted and scheduled events

The world will need at least 50 percent more food, 45 percent more energy and 30 percent more water than it did in 2012, according to United Nations High Level Panel on Global Sustainability estimates.[1]

India will surpass China as the most populous country this year or earlier.[2]

According to projections by the United Nations, the world population of humans is estimated to be between approximately 7,800,000,000 (7.8 billion) and 8,500,000,000 (8.5 billion) people.

A study estimated that due to continued economic growth in Africa, most impoverished Sub-Saharan African countries will graduate from low to middle-income status by 2030.[3]

It is estimated that the global middle class will number about 4.9 billion people, about 66% of whom will live in Asia,[4] and 80% living in what in 2015 is considered the developing world.[5] Overall, middle classes will be the most important economic and social sector, and a majority of the world's population will be out of poverty.[6]

Due to low birth rates, developed countries will begin suffering from labor shortages, while aging populations will create a greater burden on workforces to support them. As a result, by 2030, developed countries will be competing for immigrants.[7]

Of the world's population, 60% will live in urban areas due to rapid urbanization.[8] It is also estimated that there will be 41 megacities that will collectively contain 9% of the world's population.[9] All but one will be in Asia or Africa due to rapid urbanization on those continents.[10]

The international community, including the United Nations, World Bank, and United States, have set the goal of completely eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.[11] Noting a significant decline in extreme poverty since 1990, the World Bank has noted that the end of extreme poverty is in sight and pledged to cut it down to at most 3% of the world's population by this time.[12]

The World Health Organization and UNICEF have set a goal for universal access to basic sanitation by 2030.[13]

The United Nations has made it a goal that Internet access and literacy will be universal by 2030.[14][15] French demographist Emmanuel Todd forecasted that the global literacy rates will be almost 100% by this year.[16]

The World Bank has called for all countries to implement universal health care by this time.[17]

According to a report by all 16 US intelligence agencies done in cooperation with academics, research institutes, corporations, and politicians from the European Union and 14 individual countries, the unipolar world order in which the United States dominates will have declined, as China will have surpassed the United States economically and regional powers will have grown in strength, although the United States will probably remain a "first among equals".[18]

Desalination will have greatly increased in use.[19]

Tidal power may provide 15% of the United States' electricity.[20]

Architectural advances will see taller and taller skyscrapers appear, including new "megatall" buildings, with the possibility of a kilometer-tall tower by this time.[21]

3D printing will have grown dramatically in usage, and even buildings and human organs will be printed.[22][23]

Healthcare will become largely automated, with machines replacing 80% of doctors.[24] In addition, new advances in medical technology will greatly improve human health, particularly nanobots, which will be implanted in the human body to augment the immune system. Ray Kurzweil argues that most diseases will have been wiped out by this time.[25]

Some researchers are aiming for the ability to regenerate human limbs to be achieved by this time.[26]

Self-driving vehicles will dominate the roads, and Elon Musk has projected that operating a non-self-driving vehicle on public roads may even be illegal by this time.[27][28]

Cars being built during this time, which will be smaller than the vehicles of previous decades, will all be plug-in electrics or hybrids.[19]

Due to the ability to order products on the Internet and a massive growth in 3D printing, about half of the shopping malls in the United States will have closed down.[29]

Hypersonic passenger airliners may be in use.[30]

Ships may be fully capable of running themselves and running on different types of fuel, will require less maintenance due to sensors and robots locating and repairing problems, while construction using advanced materials will make them lighter.[31]

Commercial delivery drones will be in widespread use, and the Federal Aviation Administration has estimated that there may be as many as 30,000 of them regularly operating in American airspace by 2030.[32]

Advances in robotics will replace many jobs done by humans, and the growing capabilities of artificial intelligence will mean that white-collar jobs will also be increasingly automated.[33] In particular, Ray Kurzweil estimates that artificial intelligence will match human intelligence by this time, and that furthermore, humans will become hybrids with technology by 2030, due to human brains being able connect with computers and being fed information.[34][35]

According to US Army General Robert W. Cone, robots may replace one-fourth of US soldiers by 2030.[36]

A Quantum computer trillions of times faster than a supercomputer may have been developed.[37]

Smart cities will be increasingly common, with over a trillion sensors installed worldwide.[38]

A Japanese construction firm, the Shimizu Corporation, in concert with many research firms and government agencies, has plans for an underwater city of 5,000 people called the "ocean spiral" 2.8 miles off the Japanese coast, which will consist of a giant sphere containing homes and businesses situated just below the surface, held up by a nine-mile spiral descending to the seabed, where there will be a submarine port and a factory powering the city by using microorganisms that turn carbon dioxide into methane. The Shimizu Corporation plans to start construction in 2025.[39][40][41]

DNA profiling technology will have advanced to the point where the equivalent of the entire Human Genome Project can be performed in seconds using special touch-sensitive gloves.[42]

Integrated smart grids, or grids which will use sensors and monitoring devices to determine how much energy to direct to any particular building, based on its individual need, will be in widespread use throughout the developed world. Furthermore, energy production will become more decentralized due to widespread use of solar panels and fuel cells by individual businesses and residences, and these grids will be able redirect surplus electricity to other buildings their area through power lines.[43]

China is expected to have the world's largest population of Christians surpassing the United States.

Masdar City is expected to be completed by 2030.[44]


2030: A Day in The Life of Tomorrow's Kids (Amy Zuckerman and James Daly; Dutton Children's Books; 2009)

2030 : The Real Story of What Happens to America, a 2011 novel by Albert Brooks[45]

Computer and video games

Eternal Champions (1993): A mad scientist's doomsday virus is released as agent Jonathan Blade, sent to capture it, is doublecrossed by his government.

Metal Slug 3D (2006)

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (1999)

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2004)

Predator: Concrete Jungle (2005)

Razing Storm/Time Crisis: Razing Storm (2009/2010)


Theodore Rex (1995)

The Kid (2000): At the end of the movie where the main character finds his 70-year-old self, but – differing from other movies – there were no changes in anything that was seen (planes, dinners and clothing).

The Time Machine (2002): Time traveller Alexander Hartdegen stops on 24 May 2030 where he talks to a holographic, artificial-intelligence librarian called Vox. Also in this year, mining is occurring on the Moon for the development of lunar homes.

Click (2006): Michael arrives at his son's wedding.

Death Racers (2008): The film begins in 2030 (with the outbreak of a second American civil war) and progresses into the year 2033

Repo! The Genetic Opera: The mass organ failures depicted in the film occur in this year.

Race to Mars: Humans from the United States, Canada, Japan, France, and Russia embark on a mission to Mars

Super: A Kannada-language movie directed by Upendra set in a utopian India in the year 2030. It begins in 2030, regresses back to the current (2010), and ends in 2030.

Neo-Tokyo in Akira (1988)

2030 (2014): A science fiction film on the disastrous effects of global climate change.


I Do (Young Jeezy song) Andre 3000 mentions in a lyric 'And maybe 2030 our baby, she’ll be nerdy make the whole club swoon'

In the futuristic music video for Katy Perry's song E.T., there's a scene at a dump site where a dead bird is in a case, and the case says "Pigeon. Common bird, extinct in 2030."


Astro Boy (1980)

The Simpsons episode "Bart to the Future" (2000)

2030 CE (2002–2003)

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2003)

Century City (2004)

How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014): The framing sequences with Future Ted talking to his children are set in 2030.

Phil of the Future episode: The Giggle—Keely is seen twice as a beautiful news reporter and then as an overweight woman who is obsessed with cats.

Casi Angeles Series 3 (2009) take place in this year, after at end of season 2, the main characters travel to future

Outcast (2011): Forthaven is first established on the planet Carpathia.

See also

Melbourne 2030


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8 predictions for the world in 2030

As Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory show, predicting even the immediate future is no easy feat. When it comes to what our world will look like in the medium-term – how we will organise our cities, where we will get our power from, what we will eat, what it will mean to be a refugee – it gets even trickier. But imagining the societies of tomorrow can give us a fresh perspective on the challenges and opportunities of today.

We asked experts from our Global Future Councils for their take on the world in 2030, and these are the results, from the death of shopping to the resurgence of the nation state.

1. All products will have become services. “I don't own anything. I don't own a car. I don't own a house. I don't own any appliances or any clothes,” writes Danish MP Ida Auken. Shopping is a distant memory in the city of 2030, whose inhabitants have cracked clean energy and borrow what they need on demand. It sounds utopian, until she mentions that her every move is tracked and outside the city live swathes of discontents, the ultimate depiction of a society split in two.

2. There is a global price on carbon. China took the lead in 2017 with a market for trading the right to emit a tonne of CO2, setting the world on a path towards a single carbon price and a powerful incentive to ditch fossil fuels, predicts Jane Burston, Head of Climate and Environment at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory. Europe, meanwhile, found itself at the centre of the trade in cheap, efficient solar panels, as prices for renewables fell sharply.

3. US dominance is over. We have a handful of global powers. Nation states will have staged a comeback, writes Robert Muggah, Research Director at the Igarapé Institute. Instead of a single force, a handful of countries – the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, India and Japan chief among them – show semi-imperial tendencies. However, at the same time, the role of the state is threatened by trends including the rise of cities and the spread of online identities,

4. Farewell hospital, hello home-spital. Technology will have further disrupted disease, writes Melanie Walker, a medical doctor and World Bank advisor. The hospital as we know it will be on its way out, with fewer accidents thanks to self-driving cars and great strides in preventive and personalised medicine. Scalpels and organ donors are out, tiny robotic tubes and bio-printed organs are in.

5. We are eating much less meat. Rather like our grandparents, we will treat meat as a treat rather than a staple, writes Tim Benton, Professor of Population Ecology at the University of Leeds, UK. It won’t be big agriculture or little artisan producers that win, but rather a combination of the two, with convenience food redesigned to be healthier and less harmful to the environment.

6. Today’s Syrian refugees, 2030’s CEOs. Highly educated Syrian refugees will have come of age by 2030, making the case for the economic integration of those who have been forced to flee conflict. The world needs to be better prepared for populations on the move, writes Lorna Solis, Founder and CEO of the NGO Blue Rose Compass, as climate change will have displaced 1 billion people.

7. The values that built the West will have been tested to breaking point. We forget the checks and balances that bolster our democracies at our peril, writes Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch.

8. “By the 2030s, we'll be ready to move humans toward the Red Planet.” What’s more, once we get there, we’ll probably discover evidence of alien life, writes Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist at NASA. Big science will help us to answer big questions about life on earth, as well as opening up practical applications for space technology.
Source: www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/8-predictions-for-the-world-in-2030/

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

From driverless cars to robotic workers, the future is going to be here before you know it.

Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.

The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to share their timeline for when technologies would become mainstream.

From the survey results, the council identified 21 defining moments, all of which they predict will occur by 2030.

Here’s a look at the technological shifts you can expect during the next 14 years.

90% of the population will have unlimited and free data storage by 2018.

Deleting files to make room for files is going to become a thing of the past.

In fewer than three years, about 90% of people will have unlimited and free data storage that will ultimately be ad-supported, according to the report.

We are already seeing some companies offer cheap or completely free service. For example, Google Photos already offers unlimited storage for photos and Amazon will let you store an unlimited amount of whatever you want for just $60 a year.

A big reason companies are able to do this is because hard drive cost per gigabyte continues to fall. This has spurred more data to be created than ever before. According to the report, it's estimated about 90% of all data has been created in just the last two years.

Still, there are signs this may not be the case. Microsoft recently killed its plan that offered unlimited storage on its cloud service OneDrive.

The first robotic pharmacist will arrive in the US 2021.

Robots already have a big presence in the manufacturing industry, but as they become more advanced we will see them enter new service oriented jobs.

In fact, respondents predict that by 2021 we will even have first robot pharmacist in the US.

1 trillion sensors will be connected to the internet by 2022.

Welcome to the internet of things.

As the cost of sensors continues to decline and computing power increases, all kinds of devices will increasingly become connected to the internet. From the clothes you wear to the ground you walk on, everything will come online.

And as early as 2022, its predicted 1 trillion sensors will be connected

According to the report “every (physical) product could be connected to ubiquitous communication infrastructure, and sensors everywhere will allow people to fully perceive their environment.”

10% of the world's population will be wearing clothes connected to the internet by 2022.

Cars, appliances, and other everyday objects are increasingly becoming more connected to the internet. And not too long from now, even the clothes on our back will get a connection.

By 2022, experts predict that 10% of people will be wearing clothing with embedded chips that connects them to the internet.

This isn’t really too surprising seeing as a number of accessories—including watches and rings— are already becoming connected. According to the research firm Gartner, about 70 million smartwatches and other bands will be sold in 2015 alone.

The first 3D printed car will be in production by 2022.

3D printers are increasingly becoming more powerful, capable of printing complex objects from all kinds of materials. Many car companies are already using the technology to create prototypes and to more efficiently create specific parts of a vehicle.

Most recently, Audi showed off a miniature sized vehicle it created using its metal printers.

But the automotive startup Local Motors is aiming to begin production on a full size car using 3D printing in the next few years. The company has already created several prototypes, but will begin taking orders for its production model (shown above) in 2016.

The first implantable mobile phone will become commercially available in 2025.

Being attached to your smartphone may take on a whole new meaning by 2023.

About 80% of respondents predict that in seven years the first implantable mobile phone will become commercially available.

The device will potentially be able to track a person’s health more accurately, while also allowing them to communicate thoughts via brainwaves or signal instead of verbally, according to the report.

Implantable health devices, like pacemakers and cochlear implants, have already become more mainstream. And it's likely we'll see more widespread adoption of implantable technologies emerge before 2025.

The first government to replace its census with big-data technologies by 2023.

As collecting, managing, and understanding data becomes easier, governments may move away from old methods of collecting information and begin to rely more on big data technologies to automate programs.

According to the report, this is going to happen sooner than later. More than 80% of respondents estimate that the first government will replace the census with big-data systems by 2023.

Some countries, including Canada, have already began experimenting with pulling back on traditional census methods, however, no country has completely replaced the system yet.

10% of reading glasses will be connected to the internet by 2023

Interacting with the world around you will become a lot different when connected glasses become more common.

Eighty-six percent of survey respondents predict connected eye wear will become common by 2023. The technology will allow the wearer to have direct access to internet applications will enable an enhanced or augmented reality experience. Eye tracking technology will also enable them to control the interface with their vision.

Google, of course, has already introduced similar technology with its Google Glass and is currently working on connected contact lenses.

80% of people on earth will have a digital presence online by 2023.

More people will gain a digital identity as internet connectivity becomes more prevalent.

Respondents estimate that by 2023 more than 80% of the global population will have a digital presence.

According to the report “...digital life is becoming inextricably linked with a person’s physical life,” and will only continue to grow in importance.

Companies like Facebook and Google are pushing this effort ahead with various projects to connect remote parts of the world to the internet.

A government will collect taxes for the first time via blockchain 2023.

Digital currencies, like Bitcoin, use a mechanism called the blockchain to perform transactions. The blockchain is essentially a shared public ledger that everyone can inspect and no single person controls. Those using the system keep it up to date to continuously keep track of transactions.

The blockchain technology, though, holds promise beyond Bitcoin. Some have proposed using the technology for public databases, like titles to land or other goods. According to recent article from the Economist, the NASDAQ is even about to start using the technology to record trading in securities of private companies.

Blockchain technology is expected to reach its tipping point in the next few years and by 2023 its predicted that the first government will collect taxes using the technology.

90% of the global population will have a supercomputer in their pocket by 2023.

Around the world people are increasingly using their smartphones more than PCs, and in developing nations people are becoming connected to the internet for the first time via their mobile phone. As smartphones gain computing power and the price continues to fall, the speed of adoption will only accelerate.

The number of global smartphone subscribers is estimated to reach more than 50% penetration by 2017 and by 2023, about 90% of the population will be connected via smartphone.

Access to the Internet will become a basic right by 2024.

According to the survey, 79% of respondents predict that by 2024 most of the world will have regular internet access.

Tech giants like Google and Facebook are currently coming up with creative solutions to connect the remaining 4 billion people who don’t have access to the internet.

Facebook’s Internet.org is using drones to beam internet down to Earth from satellites and Google’s Project Loon is using giant balloons that float in the atmosphere to connect remote parts of the world.

The first transplant of a 3D printed liver will occur 2024.

3D printers are already increasingly used in the healthcare industry to create human parts, like bone replacements and organ implants.

Doctors have already used 3D printing to create part of a patient's rib cage and other bone implants. But bioprinting, which combines bioengineering with 3D printing, will also enable researchers and others in the healthcare industry to grow useable artificial organs.

More than 50% of Internet traffic to homes will be from appliances and device by 2024.

As more sensors are deployed and more products become connected to the internet, we will see a big shift in internet traffic.

Currently, most of the internet traffic in home is for personal consumption, whether it be for communication or entertainment. But by 2024, about half of the internet in the home will be used for home automation purposes.

5% of consumer products will be 3D printed.

3D printing, also know as additive manufacturing, has already made a lot of inroads with designers and in the manufacturing industry.

But as the printers become less expensive, more powerful, and easier to use, consumers will also increasingly adopt the technology. This will enable them to print things at home on demand.

Demand for the technology has already grown more than it was expected. In 2014, there were 133,000 3D printers sold worldwide, which is a 68% increase from 2013.

30% of corporate audits will be performed by artificial intelligence 2025.

AI will increasingly replace a range of jobs performed by people today, including white collar jobs.

Because artificial intelligence is so effective when it comes to matching patterns and automating processes, it’s well suited to perform many tasks in large organizations, according to the report.

According to an recent research from the McKinsey Global Institute, about 45% of activities people are paid to perform can be automated by adapting current technologies. This represents about $2 trillion in annual wages in the US. Furthermore, it’s not only low-income, low-skill workers that will be at risk.

According to the McKinsey research, “even the highest-paid occupations in the economy, such as financial managers, physicians, and senior executives, including CEOs, have a significant amount of activity that can be automated.”

By 2025, AI used in white collar jobs is expected to reach a tipping point and about 30% of corporate audits will be performed by AI.

Globally, more trips will be made using car sharing programs than privately owned cars by 2025.

The sharing economy has taken off in a big way during the last few years thanks to online marketplaces and mobile apps, but perhaps the best example of the sharing economy in action is in the transportation sector.

Services like Uber, Lyft, and Zipcar have changed how people think about transport and car ownership. It’s also forced auto manufacturers to rethink their business models.

And by 2025, 67% of respondents predict that the sharing economy will have grown to the point that more rides taken globally are actually via a car sharing service and not by a privately owned car.

Driverless cars will account for 10% of all cars in the US. 2026

Autonomous cars have the potential to dramatically increase safety, decrease emissions, and change models of transportation.

Tech companies like Google and Uber, as well as traditional automakers like Toyota, General Motors, and Volkswagen are all currently working on self-driving cars. But respondents predict that it will be 2026 before the 10% of all cars are driverless in the US.

The first AI machine will join a corporate board of directors 2026.

Artificial intelligence will increasingly play a more important role in the business world as a decision making tool.

Because AI can learn from previous situations, it can provide insight and automate complex decision process based on data and past experiences. This means that the robots won't just replace low-wage, low-income jobs. As AI and robotics evolve, we will see more white-collar jobs also begin to be replaced.

According to the survey, the technology will be to the point that the first AI machine will become part of corporate board of directors by 2026.

The first city with more than 50,000 people and no traffic lights will come into existence by 2026.

Infrastructure will also become more connected in the future, giving way to more smart cities. Everything from the sidewalk and streets to the traffic lights and buildings will be connected to the internet.

Smart cities, like a smart home, will be automated capable of managing their “energy, material flows, logistics and traffic,” according to the report.

The evolution of connected infrastructure will bring about the first city with a population of 50,000 people and no traffic lights by 2026, according to the report.

10% of global gross domestic product will be stored using blockchain technology 2027.

As blockchain technology take off, more money will be stored using the technology.

According to the report, the total worth of Bitcoin in the blockchain is around $20 billion, or about 0.025% of global GDP of around $80 trillion. By 2027, about 10% of the global GDP will be stored using blockchain.
Source: www.businessinsider.com/21-technology-tipping-points-we-will-reach-by-2030-2015-11/#10-of-global-gross-domestic-product-will-be-stored-using-blockchain-technology-2027-21

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