4th December 2022
2042 – Older IBM mainframe clocks are overflowing
The Time-of-Day (TOD) clock, used on some of IBM's older mainframe computers, has a cycle of just under 143 years beginning on 1st January 1900. This means it wraps on 18th September 2042.
1st December 2022
2041 – Sound Transit 3 is completed in Washington
20th November 2022
2037 – Global population reaches 9 billion
15 years after the world's population reached 8 billion, the next milestone of 9 billion people is reached in 2037.
16th November 2022
The 21st century
An updated summary of the 21st century.
2nd November 2022
3,600,000,000 AD – Triton exceeds the Roche limit of Neptune
Neptune's largest moon is being torn apart by gravitational forces and will subsequently form a new ring system.
28th October 2022
2038 – Total solar eclipse in Australasia
A total solar eclipse occurs on 26th December 2038, passing over Australia and New Zealand.
27th October 2022
2037 – The Oxford English Dictionary 3rd edition is published
Following the original and second editions – published in 1928 and 1989, respectively – an even larger third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary is completed in 2037.
26th October 2022
2036 – China's first mission to Neptune
This year sees China delivering a nuclear-powered spacecraft to study Neptune, its largest moon Triton, and other satellites, as well as the ice giant's rings.
21st October 2022
2034 – Global warming hits 1.5°C
By 2034, the global average temperature rise is consistently exceeding the 1.5°C threshold of the Paris Agreement.
17th September 2022
2033 – The first samples from Mars are returned to Earth
In 2033, a capsule from Mars is brought back to Earth, containing samples obtained by the Perseverance rover.
8th September 2022
2032-2037 – A transition from ICE to battery-electric shipping
During this period, battery-electric propulsion becomes affordable for the majority of containerships around the world.
3rd September 2022
2032 – End of support date for Windows 10
Microsoft set 14th October 2025 as the retirement date for Windows 10 Home and Pro. However, extended support would be offered for enterprise/IoT versions until 13th January 2032.
31st August 2022
2033 – The Hoover Dam is offline due to low water levels
Changing rainfall patterns, reduced snow melt runoff, and the growing demand for water have placed increasing pressure on Lake Mead, the largest artificial reservoir in the United States.
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