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Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1990s 2000s 2010s2020s2030s 2040s 2050s
Years: 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029

The 2020s decade will begin on January 1, 2020 and will end on December 31, 2029.

Notable predictions and known events

  • The interaction of the three main decadal solar cycles suggests an upcoming reduction in solar activity, with a low-energy period centered around 2020.[1] As suggested by John Maddox of Nature, this might mitigate the global warming (at least temporarily) in the 2010s and 2020s.[2]
  • Assuming that the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation runs through an 70-year quasi-cycle (after peaks in ≈1880 and ≈1950), its current warm phase is likely to peak during this decade.[3][4]
  • Each NASA (USA), ESA (Europe),[5] CNSA (China),[6] FKA (Russia),[7] and ISRO (India)[8] plan to send a manned mission to the Moon in this decade.
  • According to a 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 China and India and domestic constraints on its global leadership.[9]
  • Voyager 2 is expected to stop transmitting back to Earth in the 2020s.[10]
  • Futurist Ray Kurzweil puts 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.[11]
  • Intel predicts the performance of supercomputers to reach zettaflops scale by 2029.[12]
  • By the end of the decade, world population is projected to surpass 8 billion people, half a billion more than 2010, representing a slowdown in growth from the '10s, which are expected to increase the population by 700 million.[13]

References

  1. ^ Berger, Wolfgang H.; et al. (2002). "A Case for Climate Cycles: Orbit, Sun and Moon". Climate development and history of the North Atlantic realm. Berlin: Springer. pp. 101–123. ISBN 3540432019.  
  2. ^ Maddox, John (1995). "Natural antidote to global warming?". Nature 377 (6546): 193. doi:10.1038/377193a0.  
  3. ^ Curry, Judith A. (2008), "Potential Increased Hurricane Activity in a Greenhouse Warmed World", in MacCracken, Michael C.; Moore, Frances; Topping, John C., Sudden and disruptive climate change, London: Earthscan, pp. 29–38, ISBN 1844074781, "Assuming that the AMO continues with a 70-year periodicity, the peak of the next cycle would be expected in 2020 (70 years after the previous 1950 peak)."  
  4. ^ Enfield, David B.; Cid-Serrano, Luis (2009). "Secular and multidecadal warmings in the North Atlantic and their relationships with major hurricane activity". International Journal of Climatology Forthcoming. doi:10.1002/joc.1881.  
  5. ^ Kluger, Jeffrey (November 13, 2008), "40 Years Later, It's Moon Race 2.0", Time, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1858878,00.html  
  6. ^ "China considering manned lunar landing in 2025-2030", Xinhua, May 24, 2009, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-05/24/content_11425131.htm  
  7. ^ Page, Lewis (October 31, 2007), "Russia plans 2025 Moonbase, 2035 Mars shot", The Register, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/31/russians_on_moon_by_2025/  
  8. ^ Singh, Harmeet Shah (July 17, 2009), "India's space odyssey: Moon dreams move east", CNN, http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/15/india.space/  
  9. ^ Finn, Peter; Pincus, Walter (2008-11-21). "Report Sees Nuclear Arms, Scarce Resources as Seeds of Global Instability". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/21/AR2008112100091.html.  
  10. ^ "Voyager – Spacecraft – Spacecraft Lifetime". NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2003-01-14. http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/spacecraftlife.html. Retrieved 2007-11-04.  
  11. ^ Briggs, Helen (2008-02-16). "Machines 'to match man by 2029'". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7248875.stm.  
  12. ^ "IDF: Intel says Moore's Law holds until 2029". Heise Online. 2008-04-04. http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/106017.  
  13. ^ see various projections and sources at World population estimates
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Millennia: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century
Decades: 1990s 2000s 2010s - 2020s - 2030s 2040s 2050s
Years: 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
2025 2026 2027 2028 2029
Categories: Births - Deaths - Architecture
Establishments - Disestablishments

The 2020s is the 3rd decade of the 21st century of the Anno Domini (common) era. It comprises the years 2020 to 2029, inclusive.

The decade as a whole

  • This decade is expected to be called the "twenty-twenties" or the "two thousand twenties", and eventually just "the twenties" (when the 1920s become obsolete). The Roman decennia number is XX.
  • By the end of the decade, world population is projected to surpass 8 billion people.

Notable predictions and known events

  • Solar scientists predict that, by 2020, the sun will be starting into its weakest Schwabe solar cycle of the past two centuries.
  • Greenland ice sheet is melting at least a tripled rate from today if the current trend continues .
  • NASA expects to land another group of astronauts on the moon.
  • Voyager 2 is expected to stop transmitting back to Earth in the 2020s
  • Futurist Ray Kurzweil puts 2029 as the year most likely for The Singularity. He also predicts that Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) will reach human intelligence levels around this time. Also, in the 2020's, computers will surpass the capabilities of the human brain.
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This article or section has information about scheduled or expected future events.
The content may change as more information becomes available.
Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1990s 2000s 2010s2020s2030s 2040s 2050s
Years: 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029

The 2020s decade, will begin on January 1, 2020 and will end on December 31, 2029. People think this decade will be called the "Twenty-Twenties", "The Twenties" or the "Two Thousand Twenties".

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