THE DAILY FIVE
Dramatic ways the world has changed in the last 20 years alone.
5. The global population has exploded.In 1998, the world was gearing up for a huge milestone the global population was sitting at 5.9 billion, and the following year would finally break the 6 billion mark.Fast forward 20 years, and the world’s population is estimated at 7.6 billion.
4. More and more people are living in cities. Another huge population shift is happening in our cities. Twenty years ago, less than half of the world’s population lived in urban areas, according to The World Bank.
3.Buildings are reaching previously unimaginable heights.The tallest building in the World is now the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
2.Self-driving cars have finally arrived.The idea of an autonomous vehicle wasn’t completely crazy in the 1990s, though. Self-driving prototypes had been developed since the 1970s, and in 1995, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University developed a car that could steer by itself, although a driver still had to operate the brakes and hand throttle.
1.Social media has taken over. You cant live a normal life with Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram etc