World Economic Forum 2016

Alright, it may look like a strange topic for an Older People’s Blog but as they say on their own website the Annual Meeting in Davos remains the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas. So maybe its worth taking a look at what they are saying about older people.  So I will share just two things from the event of interest the first one is a discussion that was held called:  What If: You Are Still Alive in 2100? The discussion is about where the science of ageing is headed. From reversing the effects of ageing on the brain and editing genes to prevent disease to artificial intelligence and downloading thoughts and memories, scientists are pushing the boundaries of the human lifespan. What would be the impact on life, love and work if you could live to 150?

To find out more go to   what they said go to: What if you are alive in 2100?

The World Economic Forum have also released a report called Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise? which is a book which brings together a broad range of views on the issues for policy-makers, business, and political leaders. The essays within it examine the interplay between population ageing and many facets of the modern world, such as urbanization, gerontechnology, international migration, and social protection programmes. Possibly not bedtime reading but certainly worth a look. To download a copy got to:

http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GAC_GlobalPopulationAgeing_Report_2012.pdf

Hope you find these interesting.

 

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