In the near future, much of the developed world will have at least 20 percent of their national populations over the age of 65—a higher number than those under the age of eighteen. As futurist Bradley Schurman cautions, this could weaken Social Security and Medicare, create a shortage of workers, drive up inflation, and cause shifts in marketing and even architecture. However, we can plan now to harness the benefits of the Super Age, Schuman suggests here, enjoying extended and healthier lives without harming the dynamics of a functioning society.
The Super Age: Decoding Our Demographic Destiny
Author: Bradley Schurman.