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    The Future of Aging



    “The Future of Aging”

    A ten minute you tube circa ‘18 – and a reasonable depiction of what is starting to become a norm. Although the video depicts the USA it does carry across borders.

    Where are we “civilization” heading as populations age, birth rates decline, middle class jobs disappear, robotics is/are removing lower paying jobs…

    20 year plus life expectancies
    Declining birth rates
    By 2050 the 65+ population will double to 1.6 Billion

    Projected that 40% of future retirees income will be below the poverty level
    Since 1991 bankruptcies by over 55’s increased five-fold (500%)

    Now, the video does't make any "predictions" that's up to the viewers. It does raise a most problematic discourse on what's coming down the pipe - and quite quickly. Gotta brace ourselves cause the world, as we now know it, is about to change.


    So what are your predictions and thoughts…

    How is/are “we” humankind going to handle the aging population?

    And, how will civilization handle the changing economy?

    Are you gonna be better or worse off in ten years? how 'bout twenty?

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    Briefly, I think Nature has repo for dishing out its own cures for overpopulation, and isn't queasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    cures for overpopulation
    Yea, my monies riding on Influenza - a nice mutated version - maybe a variant cross of ebola, spanish and H1N1. Hopefully I'll be long gone before it hits. Also hope it's a quick acting and relatively painless killer. Our top medical folk, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said the one thing that worried him more than anything was
    the threat of a flu outbreak racing around the world.

    “If pandemic flu starts like we had 100 years ago, with the level of connectedness we have now cases could travel within hours from one corner to the other. And imagine the level of destruction we could have. Pandemic flu actually worries me all the time.

    “If you ask me one thing – that’s what scares me. As a world we should be afraid of it,” he said.


    Of course, having all those old folk living in poverty in the very near future, may be time to invest in crematoriums...

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    He's being around for years.

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    Too many snakes and tigers in the hills, no good running to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Yea, my monies riding on Influenza - a nice mutated version - maybe a variant cross of ebola, spanish and H1N1. Hopefully I'll be long gone before it hits. Also hope it's a quick acting and relatively painless killer. Our top medical folk, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said the one thing that worried him more than anything was the threat of a flu outbreak racing around the world.

    “If pandemic flu starts like we had 100 years ago, with the level of connectedness we have now cases could travel within hours from one corner to the other. And imagine the level of destruction we could have. Pandemic flu actually worries me all the time.

    “If you ask me one thing – that’s what scares me. As a world we should be afraid of it,” he said.


    Of course, having all those old folk living in poverty in the very near future, may be time to invest in crematoriums...
    This for me would be the best case scenario as opposed to the usual methods humans employ i.e war and mass genocide. Just finished watching "the liberation of Buchenvald" and "Hiroshima" (Greatest Events of WWII )which highlights humanities answer to over population.

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