3rd millennium

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In contemporary history, the third millennium of the anno Domini or Common Era in the Gregorian calendar is the current millennium spanning the years 2001 to 3000 (21st to 30th centuries). Ongoing futures studies seek to understand what is likely to continue and what could plausibly change in the course of this period and beyond.

Millennia:
Centuries:
  • 21st century
  • 22nd century
  • 23rd century
  • 24th century
  • 25th century
  • 26th century
  • 27th century
  • 28th century
  • 29th century
  • 30th century

Predictions and forecasts not included on this timeline

21st century

2000s

2010s

2020s

2030s

2040s

2050s

2060s

2070s

  • 2070: According to an announcement made by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in 2021, India will be carbon neutral.[20]
  • 2073: On January 1, assuming no further extensions to the term of copyrights become law in the interim, all media that was published before 1978 (including the first Star Wars film) will have fallen into the public domain in the United States. This year in particular is significant because this is the last year when the terms of the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act will apply; works published after 1977 will generally fall into the public domain after 70 years post mortem auctoris.[example needed]
  • 2079: For computer software using unsigned 16-bit binary day counts and an epoch of 1 January 1900, the counts will overflow after 65,536 (216) days, which will occur on 6 June 2079.

2080s

  • 2085: The "secret" letter of Queen Elizabeth II will be opened in Sydney, Australia.[21]
  • 2088: The University of Bologna, the world's oldest university in continuous operation, will turn 1,000 years old.[22]
  • 2089: During the months of May and June, insect Magicicada broods X (17-year) and XIX (13-year) will emerge simultaneously. This will be the first time this will occur since 1868; next time will be in 2310. This event occurs only once in every 221 years.[23]

2090s

 
The ball-shaped time capsule atop the Monument to Christopher Columbus in Durazno, Uruguay, is scheduled to be opened in 2092.[24]

2100s

  • 2100:
    • On 14 March (which will be 29 February in the Julian calendar), the difference between the Julian calendar and the Gregorian calendar reaches 14 days. Since 14 is divisible by 7, this will be the first time in history since its inception that the Gregorian calendar has the same day of the week for each day of the year as the Julian calendar. This will last until 28 February 2200 of the Gregorian Calendar.
    • On January 1, a time capsule placed in Hòa Bình Dam, Vietnam is scheduled to be opened.[32]
    • Silverstein Properties 99-year lease on the World Trade Center expires.[33]

22nd century

2100s

2110s

2120s

  • 2120: In November, a South African vault of thousands of time capsules containing present-day information for future generations' use will be opened, 101 years after burial. The Vault 2120 is located at Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind and was sealed in November 2019. The vault will only be opened in the year 2120. The vault and its thousands of time capsules have been buried at least two metres underground at the Maropeng Visitor Centre.[44]

2130s

  • 2132: A time capsule on Rideau Street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is intended to be opened that year. It was buried in 1982.

2140s

  • 2140: All Bitcoins are expected to be mined.

2150s

  • 2155: The Year type in MySQL supports dates up to 31 December 2155.[45]

2160s

2170s

2180s

  • 2182: On 24 September, asteroid 101955 Bennu has a 1-in-2,700 chance of impacting Earth.[46]

2190s

23rd century

  • 2227–2247: Pluto will be closer to the Sun than Neptune is for the first time since the year 1999.
  • 2265: Return of the Great Comet of 1861.
  • 2285: On March 22, Easter will occur on its earliest possible date for the first time since the year 1818.

24th century

  • 2333: It is projected that the Dounreay nuclear site will be safe to use for other purposes.[48]
  • 2353: The date of Easter as conventionally calculated will be five weeks earlier than its hypothetical date according to astronomical principles, in a "negative equinoctial paradox". Along with 2372, this will be one of only two such occurrences between 2020 and 4000.[49]
  • 2372: The date of Easter will see another "negative equinoctial paradox", this time four weeks earlier than its hypothetical date. This will be the last such occurrence before the year 4000.[49]
  • 2391: Palm Sunday and Saint Patrick's Day will coincide for the first time since 1940; the "wearing of the shamrock and the palm together" was seen as presaging a great event in Ireland.[50][51]
  • 2400: The first century leap year since 2000.

25th century

26th century

  • c. 2500: Climate projections predict a barren landscape for the Amazon rainforest amid low water levels due to vegetation decline.[54][55]

27th century

28th century

29th century

30th century

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The Oldbury Nuclear Power Station is located in South Gloucestershire, England.

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