The 21st (twenty-first) century is the current century in the Anno Domini era or Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. It began on January 1, 2001 (MMI), and will end on December 31, 2100 (MMC). The 21st century is the first century of the 3rd millennium.
Twenty-year Eritrean–Ethiopian border conflict formally ends. Yellow vests movement becomes France's largest sustained period of civil unrest since 1968. The Sunda strait tsunami kills 426 and injures 14,000 and the 2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami kills 4,340 and injures 10,700.
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The 21st Century Started in 2001 In 1999, the world was preparing for the New Year's party of a lifetime. The year number in the Gregorian calendar was about to tick over to 2000, supposedly ushering in not only the 21st century but also the 3rd millennium CE. However, the party was held one year too early—it should have been on January 1, 2001.
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- Smartphones Are Everywhere. What did we ever do before the invention of the smartphone? KARRASTOCK/Getty Images. Apple rolled out its first smartphone — a hand-held computer and mobile phone mashed into one — in 2007.
- Social Media Sites Take Off. With the handiness of a computer in our pockets, social media became the method of communication for billions around the world.
- We Now Connect Via WiFi. "We stand," declared Wired magazine in 2003, "at the brink of a transformation." The article was titled "The Wi-Fi Revolution," and the technology, indeed, was ground-shaking.
- Memes and Emojis Spread Like Wildfire. Memes, like "the distracted boyfriend," are now part of our everyday lexicon. Wikimedia. That smiley face, that shrugging guy, the finger gun, the tears of joy.
Dec 21, 2020 · The 21st year of the 21st Century: A Year of Chaos and Great Awakening. Undoubtedly, the year of 2020 was a difficult one for the whole world. Having spent most of the year under house arrest, locked inside their own countries, people realize how suddenly the world can change.
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- iPhone. There was nothing much really new about the iPhone: there had been phones before, there had been computers before, there had been phones combined into computers before.
- Social media. Though few people noticed, online social networks actually began at the end of the last century. The first was Six Degrees in 1997, which was named after the theory that everyone on the planet is separated by only six other people.
- Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. At the start of this century, the complete reinvention of the entire economic system wasn’t something many people were talking about.
- Youtube. “Alright, so here we are, in front of the, er, elephants. And the cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really, really long trunks.
- The Greatest Generation: (1901- 1924) The Greatest Generation is the first cohort to be documented at the start of the 20th Century. Its birth years lasted from 1901 to 1924, spanning a period of 23 years.
- The Silent Generation: (1925 – 1945) The Silent generation – also called the Traditionalists was a cohort born between 1925 and 1945 just after WWI and during WWII and the Greatest Depression.
- The Baby Boomer Generation: (1946 – 1964) The Baby Boomer birth years fell between 1946 and 1964, spanning an age range of 18 years. They were born at a time when WWII had just ended and there was a sense of hope in the US, in particular.
- Generation X: (1965 – 1979) The age range for Generation X lasted only 14 years, stretching between 1965 and 1979. Also called Baby Buster or Gen X, the cohort reversed the baby boom trend by registering low birth rates!
- Revision of predictions
The Next 100 Years is a 2009 book by George Friedman. In the book, Friedman attempts to predict the major geopolitical events and trends of the 21st century. Friedman also speculates in the book on changes in technology and culture that may take place during this period.
Friedman predicts that the United States will remain the dominant global superpower throughout the 21st century, and that the history of the 21st century will consist mainly of attempts by other world powers to challenge US dominance. Although mainly about the geopolitics and wars of the century, the book also makes some economic, social, and technological predictions for the 21st century.
In 2015, Stratfor published a decade forecast for 2015 to 2025, which revised the predictions on China and Russia made in the book. Rather than the Russian government completely collapsing, it envisioned that the Russian government would lose much of its power, and the country would gradually fragment into a series of semi-autonomous regions. In addition, while the book had postulated that Chinese fragmentation was more likely than the re-imposition of authoritarian rule, the analysis predicted
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