According to a 2008 report released by the
National Intelligence Council, the
United States will experience the relative decline of its economic and military power, driven both by the rise of new behemoths such as
India, and the
EU and by domestic constraints on its global leadership.
Voyager 2 is expected to stop transmitting back to Earth in the 2020s.
In 2008, futurist
Ray Kurzweil put 2029 as the year most likely for a breakthrough in
Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). He expects that around this time, computers will reach human intelligence levels, and shortly thereafter surpass the capabilities of the human brain.
By the mid-2020s, the
world population is projected to surpass 8 billion people, half a billion more than the 2017 population of 7.5 billion.
India is projected to surpass
China as the most populous country.