A Future Prognosis

22 January 2022
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World Outlook
Main factors that cause something to happen globally
The worldwide industry 4.0 market will develop at a breakneck pace in the coming years as industrial automation acceptance increases, robot technology adoption improves, and government financing for digitalization grows. Financesonline.com
By 2030 there will be 1.6 Billion young people on the planet and less than half of them will have the basic skills they will need to contribute to society - even basic math and literacy. Forbes
The size of technology adoption we have witnessed in 2021, especially in ecommerce and logistics, could be compared to what the world has seen in the span of the last decade. SoftwareMill
Global regions, coloured according to number of forecasts
  • Momentous demographic shifts around the world, the emergence of chronic diseases associated with ageing, and ever-growing medical costs are strong tailwinds that are likely to create further upside potential for areas related to digital health, genomics and extended longevity in the long term. businesslive
  • In 2022, a key breakthrough in biomedicine brings the prospect of extending productive adulthood and the average life expectancy by up to 25 years, prompting projected ethical, environmental and fiscal crises of epic proportions. BusinessTech
  • India could concentrate on locally created or ethical indigenous clothing labels such as the Urban Monkey, The Purple Sack, The Tassel Life, and Scorpion Scissors, which are a little pricey but ethical and indigenously produced. TFIPOST
  • Adherence to MD in Spain is decreasing among young people, which could have a negative impact on the health condition and gut microbiome composition of the Spanish population. Nature
  • Adopting Circular Economy principles, in particular through products life extension, eliminating waste, reusing products and components, and recirculating materials can contribute to limit global warming to 1.5 °C by 2100, in accordance with the Paris Agreement. Amundi Research center
  • Countries and companies are expected to make new pledges to cut emissions, but focus is also turning to preserving and restoring the world's forests, animal and plant life as a vital means to address and reverse environmental damage. The Business of Fashion
  • Take Unilever's new partnership with microbiome experts at Holobiome to identify food and beverage ingredients that could positively impact 'mental wellbeing' by targeting the gut-brain axis. FoodNavigator.com
  • Forests and Land Use, committing to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030, was signed by 141 countries, including China and Brazil - breathing new life into the commitments made under the New York Declaration on Forests in 2014. Forest500
  • Astroscale's LEXI spacecraft is due to launch to geostationary orbit by 2026, from where it will perform life extension services for commercial operators and governments around the world. Electronics Weekly
  • At one point, technology-related sanctions on Iran were so extensive that they could encompass everything developed in the computer age. Atlantic Council
  • Aegon has now reinsured 40% of the longevity risk of its Dutch pension insurance portfolio. IPE
  • A future shortage of geropsychologists is anticipated, and unfortunately the shortage of general mental health professionals is already here; for every 100,000 people in the U.S., there are only 30 psychologists and 15.6 psychiatrists. MedCity News

A framework that describes a 4-phase level of maturity to help determine potential and inform innovation strategy.

bacteria, artificial intelligence, scientist
ageing, anti-aging, consumer, market, DNA, agent
longevity, ageing, anti-aging, adult, market, country
ageing, economy, growth, life expectancy, longevity, Arctic
Past Year: More Negative
Compare changing sentiment to a benchmark of all forecasts
By 2030, up to two thirds of the world's poor will live in fragile and conflict affected states. Trocaire
The 2022-2030 global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections seek to end the epidemics of AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections by 2030. cdn.who.int
  • Any postponement, will give the enemies of Afghan people the chance to activate an extensive network of social criminals through spreading the terrorism of Daesh, creating economic hardships, and critical conditions in livelihood, healthcare and the basic needs of life. Tasnim News Agency
  • America's creeping gerontocracy across politics, business, and science might be constricting the emergence of new paradigms. The Atlantic
  • Houston was not specific in the number of Los Angles-class SSNs submarines that will go through life extensions. Seapower
  • While palm oil is typically used as a carrier system for other ingredients, a research team out of Thailand, Plyduang et al, tested the potential for red palm extract to work as an anti-aging ingredient of its own, with promising results. cosmeticsdesign.com
  • Designed with sustainability and longevity in mind, the installation at San Donato will help ATM meet its forecast to reduce diesel demand by 30 million liters per year and cut CO 2 emissions by 75,000 tons per year by 2030. AZoCleantech.com
  • The success of carbon farming in Europe will be judged on the quantity and longevity of the sequestration of carbon in plants and soils by enhancing carbon capture and/or reducing the release of carbon to the atmosphere. Europa
  • Sustained reduction in the coverage of basic life-saving interventions could substantially increase under-five deaths, essentially reversing a decades-long decline in global under-five mortality. World Bank Blogs
  • Longevity hope: Doctor's Best new NMN product hit US$1m mark in China. NutraIngredients-Asia.com
  • As demographic shifts poise the elderly to start outnumbering the young by 2030, accelerated research and innovation is more crucial than ever to contribute to healthy longevity and well-being. American Friends of Tel Aviv University
  • NRS Impact, Ben-Gurion University and the Volcani Center recently established a joint effort to minimize global warming through microbiome technology that will reduce methane emissions - of cows. / Israel The Jerusalem Post
  • The miraculous success of Gray and other patients in Vertex's CRISPR trial for sickle cell disease shows the life changing potential of CRISPR cures. Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI)
  • Headquartered in San Diego, Human Longevity is a biotechnology firm specializing in combining DNA sequencing with machine learning to change medicine to a more data-driven science and create the potential for longer, healthier human lifespans. Investing News
Financial Impact
The Japanese government also announced a financial stimulus package, amounting to some 108 trillion yen (nearly US$ 1 trillion): Households will receive cash handouts of 300,000 yen and small and medium-size businesses, hit by the announced decree, up to two million yes. City Mayors
More than $35 trillion of financial capital is available globally for good-return environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments, a figure expected to exceed $50 trillion by 2025. Sustainable Brands
Driving Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Efforts According to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, ESG investment increased by 55% in 2020 and is estimated to reach over $50 trillion by 2025. Collaborative Solutions
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System Map
Creates plausible alternative futures of what can happen and encourages development of a robust, agile response
CARE USA's new Climate Justice program, SOLVE, seeks to put power and resources in the hands of women on the frontlines of the climate crisis and impact the lives of 15 million women and youth globally by 2030. phg04
The British government has committed to being the first country in the world to phase out new, non-zero emission HGVs under 36 tonnes by 2035 and to make all new HGVs zero emission by 2040. Lombard Odier
By 2030, up to two-thirds of the world's extreme poor will live in countries characterised by fragility, conflict, and violence. The HALO Trust
Changing proportion of published forecasts
A global 45% cut in emissions by 2030 is the minimum reduction that climate science has conclusively demonstrated is necessary if we are to attain at least a 50/50 chance of stopping runaway climate breakdown and all the billions of ruined lives, destruction and chaos that would ensue. markontour
With major cities and electronics retailers suspending e-waste collection during the pandemic and electronics recycling facilities struggling to stay open while adhering to public health guidelines, the picture from the past year and a half could look very different, both regionally and globally. Grist
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The 196 governments that are party to the climate convention signed on to the Glasgow Climate Pact, which calls for a 45% reduction in global carbon-dioxide emissions by 2030, compared with 2010 levels. Nature Medicine
Governments, businesses, and investors alike are committed to making all new passenger cars zero-emission by 2040 globally. VDC Research.
Achieving global net-zero emissions by 2050 will require governments to immediately stop approving new coal-fired power plants and oil and gas fields. Council on Foreign Relations
Key topics
Investigate what’s transforming or collapsing
By 2025 57% of the world's people living in extreme poverty is estimated to live in LDCs, up from 31% in 2010 and 50% in 2020. Development Initiatives
By 2030, up to two-thirds of the global extreme poor will be living in fragile and conflict-affected situations. United Nations Development Programme
The World Health Organization considers antimicrobial resistance to be a major global threat that will weaken, kill, and send millions of people into extreme poverty within this decade. STAT
What's Next
Changing proportion of material mentioning future years
In the emerging and developing world, there is huge potential to mine in populous countries like China and India with hundreds of millions of middle class households coming of age, accounting for 48% of all the new middle income households globally by 2030. Euromonitor
In the coming years, the business world will no doubt be affected by continued periods of crisis that will make remote / virtual work part of our daily lives. Entrepreneur
What can we do to avoid mass extinctions of life-forms on Earth and to reverse the threat of losing centuries of human progress? Cosmos HackAtom VI
How can the plant microbiome be used to improve crops? Gii Research
What if aging can be reversed? Reimagining the Future
How large will the longevity biotechnology field be? Longevity Wiki
How is diversity guaranteed as a constitutive feature of humanity by the Longevity World Community? Open Lifespan
How should we think about ethics at the dawning of the robotic age? Insurge Intelligence
Who are the most prominent players in the global Anti-aging Drugs market? Trends
Even if anti-ageing techniques eventually proved successful, what would be the social and cultural consequences of literally pathologising old age? The Guardian
What are the Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy market opportunities and threats for vendors in the global Longevity and Anti-senescence Therapy industry? Digital Journal
What does the future hold for longevity research? Gowing Life
One factor making Boston a potential hotbed when it comes to the explosion of the longevity economy? YOUAREUNLTD
Will anti-aging technology lead to overpopulation? Longevity Wiki
The very real ethical decisions that will be faced by AI-controlled cars: In an accident situation, whose life should be preserved - that of the passenger, another driver, or a pedestrian? Digital Trends
Will it someday be possible to find a cure for aging? Futurist Thomas Frey
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