- A nearly-simultaneous universal (40 languages) interpreter was developed.
- Poverty has dropped to the point that it can be eradicated with 0.1% of global GDP.
- In at least one region, flying insect populations have dropped 75% in 25 years.
(Note: The short list is caused by a decrease in the news that is significant, factual, quantitative, and apolitical. That, too, may be something that matters.)