2018 facts for kids

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Millennium: 3rd millennium
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Years: 2015 2016 201720182019 2020 2021

2018 (MMXVIII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar.

Predicted events

Unknown dates

  • China's One-child policy is expected to end.
  • 2018 Winter Olympics – Host city will be chosen in 2011.
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games – Host city will be chosen in 2011.
  • The London Convention, which prevents sea dumping, expires.
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup (host country scheduled to be chosen in 2011)
  • Researchers and investors in space elevator technology hope to start funding the construction of the first elevator by 2031.
  • NASA currently projects that its Vision for Space Exploration program will reach the Moon by 2018.
  • USAF 2018 Bomber project to likely replace B-52 and even B-1 has been mandated to enter service sometime this year.
  • Aurora Programme aerocapture and soft landing technology demonstrator for Mars.
  • The International nuclear fusion project ITER is expected to be completed.
  • The Helium Centennial Time Columns Monument is expected to be opened 50 years after the time capsule was locked in 1968.
  • According to notable futurist Ray Kurzweil, by 2018 “there will be a drug that lets you eat whatever you want without gaining weight.”
  • The Fehmarn Belt bridge is expected to be completed.
  • The Giant Magellan Telescope will be completed.

In fiction

Movies

  • Rollerball (1975)
  • Terminator Salvation (2009)
  • I Spit on Your Rave (2010)
  • Iron Sky (2011)

Literature

  • Halting State (2007) by Charles Stross.

Television series

  • The storyline for the sci-fi television series seaQuest DSV begins in 2018.
  • The second season of Code Geass takes place in 2018.

Science

  • 1,000 petaflops 100 million core computer
  • Driverless Cars
  • Exomars launch

2018 Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.