In particular, neighbouring Bangladesh requires ever more financial support and humanitarian aid, as flooding worsens.* Widespread automation and technological unemployment are also emerging.By the 2050s, India's growth has begun to stagnate, as the world faces a crisis unparalleled in history.** Fusion power is nearing commercial availability A prototype commercial fusion reactor is nearing operation.* DEMO (DEMOnstration Power Plant) is the successor to ITER and is designed to build on the success of that project, achieving a number of new breakthroughs.India has also managed to avoid many of the disruptive challenges experienced by China, since its market-based economy is already part of a liberal democracy, unlike the planned economy of its rival.India's currency, the rupee, is now challenging the renminbi as the world's strongest.
By the 2000s, the only resource being mined in bulk from the ocean was diamonds, and even then, just a few hundred metres below the surface.Due to its global influence and military capabilities, India has also gained a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.Later this decade, on 15th August 2047, the nation will celebrate its 100th anniversary as an independent state.* However, climate change and other ecological impacts are converging with increasing speed.Among the earlier problems being tackled are: containing the plasma at high enough temperatures, maintaining a great enough density of reacting ions, and capturing high-energy neutrons without melting the walls of the interior.Constructed in the 2030s and early 2040s, DEMO is now close to being perfected.Later this decade, it will produce a sustained output of 2 gigawatts (GW), making fusion commercially available for the first time.* "Energy islands" are widespread in coastal regions Many countries have suffered chronic water shortages due to the effects of climate change and overpopulation.