CNN did an excellent summary of the millennium during 1999. They gave each century a single entry summary, and then drilled down in huge detail. Check it out here.
Their summary is as follows:

  • 11 th century: sword
  • 12th: axe
  • 13th: stirrup
  • 14th: scythe
  • 15th: sail
  • 16th: compass
  • 17th: telescope
  • 18th: furnace
  • 19th: machine
  • 20th: globe

They followed with this with some visions for the future, categorised under a number of headings, including: disease, education, faith, food, sports, money, artificial intelligence, national parks, space, fashion and music. Check it out here.

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