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Rik Blok [Since I Was Born]
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Rik Blok [Will they or won't they?]
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   * 1981 - I first played a [[wp>Atari 2600 | video game console]] at a friend's house.   * 1981 - I first played a [[wp>Atari 2600 | video game console]] at a friend's house.
   * 1981 - First launch of a [[wp>Space Shuttle]].   * 1981 - First launch of a [[wp>Space Shuttle]].
-  * 1981 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1981 | 0.30°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.+  * 1981 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1981 | 0.32°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.
   * 1982 - I first heard of a new disease, [[wp>AIDS]].   * 1982 - I first heard of a new disease, [[wp>AIDS]].
   * 1983 - [[wp>Pioneer 10]] space probe crosses [[wp>Pluto | Pluto's]] orbit.   * 1983 - [[wp>Pioneer 10]] space probe crosses [[wp>Pluto | Pluto's]] orbit.
   * 1983 - I wrote my first computer program, in [[wp>BASIC]].   * 1983 - I wrote my first computer program, in [[wp>BASIC]].
   * 1983 - [[wp>Polymerase chain reaction]] was invented.   * 1983 - [[wp>Polymerase chain reaction]] was invented.
-  * 1983 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1983 | 0.34°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.+  * 1983 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1983 | 0.36°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.
   * 1984 - [[wp>Prion | Prions]]((Prion = infectious protein.)) were confirmed.   * 1984 - [[wp>Prion | Prions]]((Prion = infectious protein.)) were confirmed.
   * 1985 - The wreck of the [[wp>RMS Titanic | Titanic]] was discovered.   * 1985 - The wreck of the [[wp>RMS Titanic | Titanic]] was discovered.
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   * 1986 - The [[wp>Chernobyl disaster|worst nuclear power plant accident]] to date occurred.   * 1986 - The [[wp>Chernobyl disaster|worst nuclear power plant accident]] to date occurred.
   * 1987 - The world population reached [[wp>World_population_estimates|5 billion people]].   * 1987 - The world population reached [[wp>World_population_estimates|5 billion people]].
-  * 1987 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1987 | 0.37°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.+  * 1987 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1987 | 0.38°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.
   * 1988 - The first confirmed [[wp>exoplanet]]((Exoplanet = extrasolar planet.)) was discovered.   * 1988 - The first confirmed [[wp>exoplanet]]((Exoplanet = extrasolar planet.)) was discovered.
   * 1988 - I sent and received my first email.   * 1988 - I sent and received my first email.
 +  * 1988 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1988 | 0.39°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.
   * 1990((Estimated.)) - I saw a [[wp>Mobile phone | cell phone]].   * 1990((Estimated.)) - I saw a [[wp>Mobile phone | cell phone]].
-  * 1990 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1990 | 0.43°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.+  * 1990 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1990 | 0.45°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.
   * 1992 - The Atlantic northwest cod fishery [[wp>Collapse of the Atlantic northwest cod fishery | collapsed]].   * 1992 - The Atlantic northwest cod fishery [[wp>Collapse of the Atlantic northwest cod fishery | collapsed]].
   * 1993 - I browsed the [[wp>World Wide Web]] for the first time.   * 1993 - I browsed the [[wp>World Wide Web]] for the first time.
   * 1994 - [[wp>Fermat's Last Theorem]] was proved.   * 1994 - [[wp>Fermat's Last Theorem]] was proved.
   * 1994 - [[wp>Green fluorescent protein]] was successfully used as a fluorescent marker.   * 1994 - [[wp>Green fluorescent protein]] was successfully used as a fluorescent marker.
-  * 1995 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1995 | 0.45°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.+  * 1995 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1995 | 0.47°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.
   * 1996 - [[wp>Dolly the sheep]] was cloned.   * 1996 - [[wp>Dolly the sheep]] was cloned.
   * 1996 - I got [[wp>Internet service provider | Internet service]] at home((Dial-up internet service @ 56kbps until 1999, then broadband thru cable.  See [[babbling_in_binary:trends_in_computing:start]] for performance history.)).   * 1996 - I got [[wp>Internet service provider | Internet service]] at home((Dial-up internet service @ 56kbps until 1999, then broadband thru cable.  See [[babbling_in_binary:trends_in_computing:start]] for performance history.)).
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   * 1997 - A [[wp>IBM Deep Blue | computer]] beat a chess [[wp>Garry Kasparov | grandmaster]] in a match.   * 1997 - A [[wp>IBM Deep Blue | computer]] beat a chess [[wp>Garry Kasparov | grandmaster]] in a match.
   * 1997 - I started my own website((My website received 100 visits in the first 3 months; 1,000 in the first 10; 10,000 in the first 22.)).   * 1997 - I started my own website((My website received 100 visits in the first 3 months; 1,000 in the first 10; 10,000 in the first 22.)).
-  * 1997 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1997 | 0.51°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.+  * 1997 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1997 | 0.52°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.
   * 1998 - It was observed that the [[wp>Accelerating universe | expansion of the universe is accelerating]].   * 1998 - It was observed that the [[wp>Accelerating universe | expansion of the universe is accelerating]].
-  * 1998 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1998 | 0.63°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.+  * 1998 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-1998 | 0.65°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.
   * 1999 - The world population reached [[wp>World_population_estimates|6 billion people]].   * 1999 - The world population reached [[wp>World_population_estimates|6 billion people]].
   * 2001 - [[wp>Wikipedia]] was launched.   * 2001 - [[wp>Wikipedia]] was launched.
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   * 2003 - My first [[wp>Wi-Fi|wireless]] access to the internet.   * 2003 - My first [[wp>Wi-Fi|wireless]] access to the internet.
   * 2005 - [[wp>Same-sex_marriage_in_Canada|Same-sex marriage]] legalized in Canada.   * 2005 - [[wp>Same-sex_marriage_in_Canada|Same-sex marriage]] legalized in Canada.
-  * 2005 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-2005 | 0.65°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.+  * 2005 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-2005 | 0.67°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.
   * 2009 - [[wp>Bitcoin]], the first digital [[wp>cryptocurrency]], is released.   * 2009 - [[wp>Bitcoin]], the first digital [[wp>cryptocurrency]], is released.
   * 2010 - I started buying digital music when some digital stores started selling unencumbered [[wp>MP3]] songs.  Previously, music was encumbered by [[wp>Digital Rights Management]] in Canada.     * 2010 - I started buying digital music when some digital stores started selling unencumbered [[wp>MP3]] songs.  Previously, music was encumbered by [[wp>Digital Rights Management]] in Canada.  
-  * 2010 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-2010 | 0.70°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.+  * 2010 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-2010 | 0.73°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.
   * 2010 - The [[wp>SpaceX#Achievements|first privately funded company]] to successfully launch to orbit and recover a spacecraft.   * 2010 - The [[wp>SpaceX#Achievements|first privately funded company]] to successfully launch to orbit and recover a spacecraft.
   * 2011 - Cancelled my TV service -- strictly Internet since.   * 2011 - Cancelled my TV service -- strictly Internet since.
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   * 2015 - Quantum mechanics' [[http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/quantum-spookiness-passes-toughest-test-yet/ | spooky action at a distance]] is supported in a rigorous experiment.   * 2015 - Quantum mechanics' [[http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/quantum-spookiness-passes-toughest-test-yet/ | spooky action at a distance]] is supported in a rigorous experiment.
   * 2015 - The first time somebody close to me bought an [[wp>Nissan Leaf | electric car]].   * 2015 - The first time somebody close to me bought an [[wp>Nissan Leaf | electric car]].
-  * 2015 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-2015 | 0.90°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.+  * 2015 - Warmest year on record((Reliable temperature records began in 1880.)) with a global average temperature [[http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/12/12/1880-2015 | 0.93°C above]] the 20<sup>th</sup> century average.
   * 2015 - I first saw an operating [[wp>wind farm]].   * 2015 - I first saw an operating [[wp>wind farm]].
   * 2016 - The international [[http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/12/can-we-hope-after-the-paris-agreement/420174/ | Paris Agreement]] on climate change goes into effect.   * 2016 - The international [[http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/12/can-we-hope-after-the-paris-agreement/420174/ | Paris Agreement]] on climate change goes into effect.
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   * 2020 - Researchers develop [[https://interestingengineering.com/scientists-develop-potentially-vital-nasal-vaccine-for-treating-alzheimers | a nasal "vaccine" against tau protein]] to fight Alzheimer's Disease.   * 2020 - Researchers develop [[https://interestingengineering.com/scientists-develop-potentially-vital-nasal-vaccine-for-treating-alzheimers | a nasal "vaccine" against tau protein]] to fight Alzheimer's Disease.
   * 2020 - Researchers [[https://ucalgary.ca/news/research-team-discovers-breakthrough-potential-prevent-reverse-alzheimers | find a drug used for high blood pressure]] (carvedilol) may be effective against Alzheimer's Disease.   * 2020 - Researchers [[https://ucalgary.ca/news/research-team-discovers-breakthrough-potential-prevent-reverse-alzheimers | find a drug used for high blood pressure]] (carvedilol) may be effective against Alzheimer's Disease.
 +  * 2021 - Researchers [[https://www.ibtimes.com/new-class-drug-reverses-paralysis-mice-3336131 | develop a bioactive therapeutic scaffold]] to promote neuroregeneration after spinal injury.
  
  
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