BBC Future

News 2050: 10,000m tower opens

What will dominate the news headlines of the future?

As part of the BBC's What If? season of programmes, we commissioned a week of news reports that take a light-hearted look at the future.

In the third instalment, a 10km- (6 mile -) high tower opens and the number of languages spoken in the world hits an all time low.

Have we got it right? Could these stories feature in the headlines in 2050?

If you would like to comment on this article or anything else you have seen on Future, head over to our Facebook page or message us on Twitter.