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  • Events and Information from New Millennium
  • So far the new Millennium has been marked by the willingness for Fundamentalists to increase the use of terrorism as a means of achieving their goals.


  • With the increase of broadband Internet connections, Voice over IP begins to gain popularity as a replacement for traditional telephone lines. Major telecommunications carriers begin converting their networks from TDM to VoIP.


  • As with all new technologies when they first appear they are expensive but as they improve and demand increases the price goes down Global Positioning System ( GPS ) is a great example of this


  • In 2000 the Human Genome Project first stage was completed and and as more diseases and illnesses are mapped to specific genes great strides will be achieved in the Health Profession


  • Due to the changes in technology the world is becoming smaller and countries that were not known for renowned for consuming the worlds resources are now expanding and will help to contribute to the continuing effect of the Earths Environment


  • As part of technology changes continued expansion of economic globalisation with companies buying others around the world and it is becoming harder and harder to know which company owns what and where products are made, this is helping growth in the developing world but many countries are so happy to have the new jobs and economic boost they do not have legislation or will to ensure workers rights or environmental protections are in place





  • Due to the changes in technology especially in high speed Internet access a new business model for sales and distribution of Music, Television and Film is evolving with the leader currently Apple Computer's iPod.


  • Environmental concerns by many mean more motorists are turning to greener cars in the form of Hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Prius, Escape, and the Honda Insight and Civic Hybrids. A Greater interest in future energy development due to global warming and the potential exhaustion of crude oil.


  • Following on from the Avian Flu ( bird flu )in China in the late 90's Avian Flu is becoming more widespread in wild bird population and is spreading to more domesticated chicken stock and more cases in humans, The latest H5N1 strain has killed millions of birds and scores of humans since 2003. Many experts fear the virus will soon mutate into a strain more easily spread among humans.


  • Following on from the Avian Flu ( bird flu )in China in the late 90's Avian Flu is becoming more widespread in wild bird population and is spreading to more domesticated chicken stock and more cases in humans, The latest H5N1 strain has killed millions of birds and scores of humans since 2003. Many experts fear the virus will soon mutate into a strain more easily spread among humans.


  • The start of the new millennium has also marked some of the worst natural disasters in our history including


  • A major earthquake and ensuing tsunami caused devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean. As of January 2005 the death toll is estimated to be nearly 290,000,


  • A major earthquake in Kashmir killing close to 80,000


  • Hurricane Katrina striking Louisiana, U.S., killing more than 1,400 people and devastating the city New Orleans and the Mississippi coast, Hurricane Katrina Timeline