An automation (by robotics and AI) of the working world in a routine and knowledge-intensive work, humanity could cost more jobs, provides as change. According to a study by Oxford University, of 700 professions, 47% are highly likely to be computer replaceable.
According to the World Economic Forum , 65% of today's (2018) elementary school students will later pursue previously unknown jobs.
India is likely to replace China as the most populous country in the world.
Accompanied by worldwide protests in various countries, the Iraq war began on March 20, 2003 . Saddam Hussein escapes, is not captured until December 13, 2003 and is hanged on December 30, 2006 after a long trial. Tensions arise within the EU due to the participation of some member states in this war. In the following years (as at the end of November 2006) the situation between Sunnis and Shiites increasingly destabilized into a situation similar to a civil war.
On March 11, 2004 , 191 people were killed and more than 1,500 injured as a result of terrorist attacks in the Spanish capital of Madrid ( Madrid train attacks ). The Islamic terrorists, who hid ten bombs in travel bags, targeted four trains in the suburbs of Madrid. During a later police operation, seven suspects blow themselves up in their apartment. The then Spanish government under José María Aznar hastily blames ETA .
2006 Lebanon War - On June 12, 2006 a new war breaks out in the Middle East . After the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah militiamen, Israel responded with air strikes and later with the invasion of southern Lebanon . Thousands of Hezbollah rockets are fired into northern Israel.
Caucasus War 2008 - On August 7, 2008 the conflict between Georgia and Russia over the autonomous Georgian provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the Caucasus escalated . The two provinces are striving for independence from Georgia and integration into the Russian Federation, with the support of Russia.
In a plane crash near Smolensk on April 10, 2010, the Polish President Lech Kaczyński died with his wife and 94 other Polish politicians, military officials and dignitaries. The delegation was on its way to the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.
In the People's Republic of China , the State Council decided on the social credit system on June 14, 2014 . Social behavior and civic role of the population z. B. are rewarded or punished with an online rating system via a points account.
In July 2014, the terrorist organization Islamic State took advantage of the political unrest of the Arab Spring, the Iraq war and the civil war in Syria and proclaimed a caliphate on parts of the territory of Iraq and Syria that it controls.
At 48%, the global share of Internet users is almost half of humanity. Since 2000, the number has increased ninefold. Here 57.8% of the world's households have internet access. In 2013, 80% of humanity had a mobile phone and in 2010 33% had a personal computer. This is in proportion to the fact that around 2012 20% of the world's population did not have a reliable power supply.
Pope John Paul II dies on April 2, 2005 at the age of 84 after the third longest pontificate in the history of the Roman Catholic Church - at almost 27 years of age. His death triggers mass public mourning. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger becomes Pope Benedict XVI on April 19, 2005 . elected.
On February 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced resigned from office due to his advanced age. He is thus the first resigned Pope after Celestine V , who resigned on his own initiative in 1294.
Pope Francis , bourgeois Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is elected the 266th Pope on March 13, 2013. He is the first pontiff from Latin America.
More than 300,000 people in South Asia did not survive the aftermath of an earthquake in the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004. Most of them will be killed by the tsunami triggered by the quake . Others died of their injuries and an outbreak of disease. Many tourists from western nations were among the victims. The Indonesian province of Aceh is hardest hit . In addition, the countries Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, India, Singapore, the Maldives, Kenya, the Seychelles and Somalia as well as some dependent areas in Africa and Asia are affected.
As a result of Hurricane Katrina , large parts of the city of New Orleans and the US Gulf Coast are flooded in September 2005 . Relief measures started a few days later and the entire city was evacuated. Around 1,800 people were killed and the financial damage was estimated at over $ 125 billion.
On January 12, 2010 , Haiti will be hit by the worst earthquake in the history of North and South America and the most devastating of the century to date. 212,000 people die and millions become homeless. ( Haiti earthquake 2010 )
On March 11, 2011, the extremely strong Tōhoku earthquake in eastern Japan with an epicenter about 130 km east of Sendai, followed by tsunami waves up to 23 meters high, which reached the coast in less than half an hour, completely devastated many Coastal locations as well as the failure of the cooling systems of several Japanese nuclear power plants and the nuclear disaster in Fukushima .
The rate of global warming will be around 100 times faster by the end of the 21st century than with previous natural climate changes.
The iceberg A-68 , which broke off the Larsen-C ice shelf ( Antarctica ) in 2017, is 5800 km² and weighs more than 1100 gigatons, making it the largest iceberg ever observed and one of the largest ever moving ice masses.
^ Renate Ell (editor): The new Fischer world almanac . Ed .: Fischer Taschenbuch. Original edition. No.60 . S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main 2018, ISBN 978-3-596-72019-4 , pp.736 .
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