10 Big Ways Our World Has Changed In Last Decade

The hunt for Osama bin Laden preoccupied the world and two American presidential administrations for more than ten years. These are some of the big changes our world has undergone in that time. Learn about the small, dedicated team of CIA operatives responsible for tracking bin Laden down in Zero Dark Thirty, now playing.

1. Airport security lines grew as a set of new safety regulations were implemented, but hey! We made it to Mars.

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2. Cell phones evolved into devices that did much more than just phone calls.

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3. Boybands ruled the charts, disappeared, and came back more popular than ever.

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4. Blogging platforms grew more shareable and easier to use, and social media took over our lives.

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5. Graffiti moved from the streets to the museum and gallery walls with retrospectives like MOCA’s "Art in the Streets".

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6. Reality shows have taken over television programming and MTV dropped "Music" from its name.

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7. A group of United States Navy SEALs found and killed FBI’s Most Wanted man, al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

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8. Steve Jobs and Apple Revolutionized Portable Music Before His Untimely Passing A Decade Later

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9. Movies based on fantasy book series achieved complete Box Office domination.

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10. Same-sex marriage became legal.

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