Emerging changes in demographics through migration, ageing and birth explosions in some countries will become a potent force of disruption in the years ahead. Read on to discover where our robot Athena thinks future opportunities exist to serve these expanding populations.
By 2035, almost 80% of the world's population is projected to be in Asia and Africa.
Africa, which contains 27 of the world's 48 least developed countries, will be the only major area still experiencing substantial population growth after 2050. Consequently, its share of the global population is forecast to rise to 25% in 2050 and 39% by 2100.
China's population is expected to be overtaken by India (1.3 billion) within the next seven years.
Older Americans who describe themselves as lonely have a 45 percent greater risk of dying-and that the population of over-65 adults in the United States is projected to double in the next 15 years.