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Millennium: 3rd millennium

The 2050s (pronounced "twenty-fifties") is a decade of the Gregorian calendar that will begin on January 1, 2050 and will end on December 31, 2059.

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The TV show 2057 on the Discovery Science Channel predicts advances in technology we will have by 2057.


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