The Economist announced its predictions for 2050. The Economist, who did a similar study 30 years ago and managed to achieve a significant part of the predictions he announced at that time, let’s see how successful he can be this time.
Life goes by so fast. The world is in a change as fast as time. A new technology introduced a few days ago becomes obsolete a few days later. Today, when everything is normal, many lives can be turned upside down in an hour. Of course, we can replicate these examples in countless ways. What about the world 30 years from now, when we reach 2050?
“The Economist”, one of the most popular business magazines in the world, created a book in 1990. In this book, which is called “The World in 2020“, it was mentioned how the planet we live in will be in a change since those years. The majority of the views in the book were real. The Economist now makes some predictions for 2050.
The Economist predicted that China would try to become one of the world’s largest economies in its predictions 30 years ago, which happened. In addition, the claim that the population in Japan will grow a little older every day. But the essence, it was easy to predict. Because there were already certain data and the analysis of these data revealed approximate results.
The Economist magazine was more challenging in the field of technology. In fact, we are experiencing this situation even today. For example, before 2007, many people today did not use the iPhone. Personal computers and mobile phones are just getting popular. In addition, there were no internet browsers and search engines at the time. As such, the predictions of that period were not very successful.
One of the main issues of The Economist is politics. As such, important information about politics was included in the book. In fact, The Economist proved its success in this field with its foresight. Namely; The Brexit agreement on Britain’s separation from the EU and the radical changes in the US was predicted years ago.
To summarize, The Economist estimates that 30 years ago; general issues, policy and trade. Now, The Economist is making new forecasts for 30 years from now. Now let’s see how the world will look in 2050, according to The Economist.
According to The Economist, the world’s population will reach up to 10 billion by 2050. The countries whose population will increase faster are those who have a young population for the time being. European countries and Japan will not have the current population density. The Economist says the European Union will exist in 2050, but will not be as important as it is today. In addition, Russia’s population will be severely reduced, which will curb global accounts.
By 2050, China will have the largest economy in the world. However, both the high and aging population in the country will prevent the country from fully prospering. In addition, these problems, according to The Economist, China’s global domination will also hinder the ambitions. In fact, perhaps China will never reach the point it wants.
One of the remarkable predictions of The Economist is the US. The magazine believes the US will maintain its current position in 2050. However, this does not seem possible under the circumstances (at least in my opinion). Referring to the English language, The Economist thinks that in 2050, almost everyone will know English and that this language will be spoken as well as English. So knowing English in 2050 will not be a matter of prominence.
According to the magazine’s predictions, technology will be able to meet the needs of 10 billion people by 2050. Although climate change and global warming will increase competition between countries, The Economist thinks that technology will improve the quality of life of people. In addition, according to The Economist, the productivity of the factories in 2050 will be significantly increased compared to the present day.
The Economist’s foresight about the world in 2050; three-quarters of the world in 2050 will be the middle section. The Economist thinks that China, India, and African countries will contribute more. According to the magazine, by the year 2050, the US will have a similar social structure. In other words, the Americans will continue their lives in 2050.
This is how the Economist predicts the year 2050. It is not possible to say how real these will be, but China seems to be the most talked-up country by 2050. What are your thoughts on this issue? Do you think The Economist’s predictions are real? You can share your ideas with us.