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This article is about the year 2045.
Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 2010s  2020s  2030s  – 2040s –  2050s  2060s  2070s
Years: 2042 2043 204420452046 2047 2048
2045 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2045
Ab urbe condita 2798
Armenian calendar 1494
Assyrian calendar 6795
Bahá'í calendar 201–202
Bengali calendar 1452
Berber calendar 2995
British Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 2589
Burmese calendar 1407
Byzantine calendar 7553–7554
Chinese calendar 甲子(Wood Rat)
4741 or 4681
    — to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
4742 or 4682
Coptic calendar 1761–1762
Discordian calendar 3211
Ethiopian calendar 2037–2038
Hebrew calendar 5805–5806
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2101–2102
 - Shaka Samvat 1967–1968
 - Kali Yuga 5146–5147
Holocene calendar 12045
Igbo calendar 1045–1046
Iranian calendar 1423–1424
Islamic calendar 1467–1468
Japanese calendar Heisei 57
Juche calendar 134
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4378
Minguo calendar ROC 134
Thai solar calendar 2588
Unix time 2366841600–2398377599

2045 (MMXLV) will be a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter A), the 2045th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 45th year of the 3rd millennium, the 45th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2040s decade.

Predicted and scheduled events[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

  • Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts a technological singularity for 2045, i.e. a runaway cycle of self-improvement by intelligent machines, resulting in explosive technological development.[1]
  • Based on Ray Kurzweil's ideas, Time magazine predicts humans will be immortal by this year.[2]
  • Demographic projections "foresee the population of Egypt overtaking that of Russia by 2045," according to Niall Ferguson.[3]
  • Two of Japan's largest cities - Tokyo and Osaka - will be connected by a direct high-speed maglev route.[4]
  • According to a 2003 NASA study, a manned mission and subsequent colonization of Jupiter's moon Callisto may become possible around this year [5]

In fiction[edit]


  1. ^ Lamb, Gregory M. (2005-12-10). "Progress at light speed: Ray Kurzweil". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  2. ^ "2045: The year man becomes immortal, published on 10 February 2011.
  3. ^ "The Year the World Really Changed," Newsweek, November 16, 2009
  4. ^ http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/may2011/2011-05-30-01.html
  5. ^ High Power MPD Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) for Artificial Gravity HOPE Missions to Callisto