2040s

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Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 2010s 2020s 2030s2040s2050s 2060s 2070s
Years: 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049

The 2040s decade will begin on January 1, 2040 and will end on December 31, 2049.

Notable predictions and known events[edit]

2045[edit]

2047[edit]

  • Hong Kong's special administrative status ends. (According to Chapter I, Article 5 of Hong Kong's Basic Law, "The socialist system and policies shall not be practised in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the previous capitalist system and way of life shall remain unchanged for 50 years." That 50 years comes to an end in 2047.)

Fictional references[edit]

2041[edit]

2044[edit]

2046[edit]

  • The 2005 movie Doom is set in 2046.

2048[edit]

  • The first Anti-Gravity Racing League is established in the world of the futuristic video game series Wipeout.
  • The 2013 television series Almost Human is set in 2048.

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