South Korea has the Highest Proportion of Senior Citizens

South Korea has the Highest Proportion of Senior CitizensNovember 1, 2050 - With 37.3% senior citizens of the total population, South Korea has the highest proportion in the world today. South Korea has thereby passed Japan where 36.5% are over the age of 65. Read more...»

Deaths from HIV in the US Continue to Decline

Deaths from HIV in the US Continue to DeclineOctober 24, 2030 - For the first time in 45 years the number of deaths from HIV in the US will be below 5,500 this year. Since the peak in 1995 when almost 55,000 people gave in for the disease, casualties have declined. Read more...»

Senior Drivers Account for 25% of US Driver Fatalities

Senior Drivers Account for 25% of US Driver FatalitiesOctober 19, 2030 - Drivers aged 65 and older account for 25% of the total driver fatalities in the US, a figure that has doubled over the last 30 years. The reason for the increase is mainly the aging population. Read more...»

Mount Kilimanjaro Naked in the Future

Mount Kilimanjaro Naked in the FutureOctober 11, 2020 - Scientists now claim that the snowcap is completely gone from the top of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The glaciers have melted due to the global warming and deforestation has speeded up the process. Read more...»

US Medicare Costs Now 7.5% of GDP

US Medicare Costs Now 7.5% of GDPOctober 4, 2035 - The US administration announced today that Medicare costs for this year will be 7.5% of GDP. This is the highest number ever and almost three times as much as 30 years ago. The reason for the increase is of course the aging population. Read more...»

First Marathon Under Two Hours

First Marathon Under Two HoursSeptember 30, 2030 - Yesterday the 20-year-old Ethiopian wonderchild Demeke Retta took his first victory in the Berlin Marathon and became the first man under two hours ever! The new record is one hour 59 minutes 47 seconds. Read more...»

Euro Banknotes Invalid by Friday

Euro Banknotes Invalid by FridaySeptember 26, 2040 - Hurry up if you still have euro banknotes lying around in your drawers, Friday is the last day for you to cash them in. Officials said yesterday that they are very pleased with the transition in removing the banknotes and coins from the market. Read more...»

First Tourist Heading for Mars

First Tourist Heading for MarsSeptember 21, 2050 - At a press conference today it was announced that the first tourist heading for Mars will be the 38-year-old US businessman Patrick Clifford. He will leave the earth in the launching window of June 2052 and set his foot on the surface of Mars in November, together with the other 6 astronauts assigned for the mission to further explore the planet. Read more...»

Beam Yourself Around the World with Telebeamer

Beam Yourself Around the World with TelebeamerSeptember 12, 2035 - Are you kidding? Is it possible to beam myself? No, of course not, but you can now make a 3-D projection of yourself anywhere in the world. The first product for real teleimmersion has been released, the Telebeamer.
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Abuja Welcomes the World to the 37th Olympics

OlympicsSeptember 11, 2040 - There are only a couple of days left to the grand opening of the 37th Olympic Games in Abuja in Nigeria this Friday. It is the second time Africa is hosting the Olympics, and the organizers feel confident that it will be the best games ever. Read more...»

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