The 2070s (pronounced "twenty-seventies") is a decade of the Gregorian calendar that will begin on January 1, 2070, and will end on December 31, 2079. Things included here are notable predictions by world organizations, figures of ideal goals set, and scheduled events as of the present year.[a] As a caveat, there is no way for sure to predict any given event as up to date information frequently changes. There are ongoing futures studies that seek to understand what is likely to continue and what could plausibly change. Predictions for apocalyptic events and the second coming of Christ are discussed elsewhere.
Notable predictions and known eventsEdit
- February – The Teen Age Message, an Active SETI message sent in 2001 from the 70-meter Eupatoria Planetary Radar, arrives at its destination, the star HD 197076.
- The Pew Research Center predicts that Islam could surpass Christianity as the world's largest religion by this time.[b]
- In the United States, works will enter the public domain each year once the work's creator has died 70 years prior.[c]
- The planetoid 90377 Sedna is expected to reach its perihelion.[d] This date is subject to adjustment as Sedna's highly elliptical orbit is still being refined.
- These events can include treaties and/or deals with expiration dates
- This prediction is based on the growth rate of the two religions.
- Example for clarity: x created y in 2000, and z in 2001, but he/she died in 2010. So in 2080 y created in 2000 enters into the public domain, and z created in 2001 enters the public domain in 2081.
- Its closest point to the Sun.
- Zaitsev, A.L. (7 June 2004). "Transmission and retrieval intelligent signals in the universe". Report on the Russian astronomical conference VAK-2004 "Horizons of the Universe" (in Russian). Moscow: Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
- "A Religious Forecast For 2050: Atheism Is Down, Islam Is Rising".
- "For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the Public Domain". Smithsonian.
- "Ozone hole smaller in 2009 than 2008: WMO". Physorg.
- JPL Horizons On-Line Ephemeris System (18 July 2010). "Horizons Output for Sedna 2076/2114". Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2010. Horizons
- Larry Bogan. "Mutual Planetary Occultations Past and Future". www.bogan.ca. Retrieved March 5, 2020.