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2050 (MML) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar.

Targets



Scientific forecasts and projections

  • In November 2006, Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, “warned of a global collapse of all species being fished, if fishing continues at its current pace.”
  • In October 2007, artificial intelligence researcher David Levy predicted that by 2050, human-robot marriages and human-robot sex will become common.
  • According to a 2002 study by World Wildlife Fund, planet Earth will not have sufficient resources to sustain human life by this year.
  • In March 2006, Professor Gerry Gilmore predicted that ground-based astronomy would become impossible by this year because of pollution from aircraft exhaust trail and climate change.
  • In November 2001, the United Nations Population Fund reported that the world population is projected to be 9.3 billion in 2050 from 6.1 billion then with most of the increase in developing countries even as the population of industrialized countries will "remain stable". This figure was revised to 9.1 billion in 2005 and 9.2 billion in 2007. In 2008, the United States Census Bureau projected a world population of 9.5 billion.
  • Another study done by the European Commissionmarker, community research said that the world population is expected to grow at a decreasing rate to 8.9 billions in 2050 and after 2030, the population in several countries including Europe and China will decrease. Stabilization in the population will happen in the second half of the century.
  • By 2050, the price of PEM fuel cell is as low as 100 Euro/KWH compared to the present value of 8000 Euro/KWH. This is due to the fact that most cars work on fuel cell technology and Hydrogen gas.
  • In 2002, it was predicted that the number of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease in the United Statesmarker would triple by 2050 to 16 million. This was higher than the earlier projection of 14 million in 1990. In June 2007, a study by American researchers concluded that the global prevalence of Alzheimer's disease will quadruple by 2050 from its 2006 figure to over 100 million.


In fiction

Literature



Television

  • Immortal Grand Prix (2005): The second season takes place during the middle of this year.
  • The start of events in the UK situation comedy Come Back Mrs. Noah
  • Children's television series Silversun starts on its 90-year journey to a livable planet 45 light years from Earth.


Film



Computer and video games



References

  1. ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/energy/docs/weto-h2_en.pdf
  2. ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/energy/docs/weto-h2_en.pdf


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