In the U.K., more than 11 million people—17.6 per cent of the population—can expect to live to more than 100 years old; ten thousand Americans are turning 65 every day; and there are 77 million baby boomers, who were born between 1946 and 1964. They are more educated, have the best health literacy of prior generations, they exercise, they eat right and they are living longer, healthier lives. Currently, lifespan and health are directly linked to personal choices and social factors, but significant advancements in nanotechnology, biohacking, learning intelligence, neuroscience, AI and the power of computers are changing all of that.
“The decline of the working-age population and growth of the elderly, dependent segment has far-reaching implications on workforce dynamics, government services, healthcare costs and economic growth.” —Gov.2020
As many of this new (largest) generation will continue to work past the traditional retirement age and expect to pursue an active lifestyle, catering to their needs is now a necessity.
“Encouragingly, for many of us, the potential exists to actually getting stronger as we age. Getting older no longer means an inevitable decline as a booming bio-science market (and polarizing incomes) fuels longevity as a lifestyle choice. The near future holds the promise of genetic treatments that cure diseases rooted in our DNA, as well as diagnostic machines that travel through us, or remain inside us. There will be nano-machines that repair at the cellular level and neurochemistry that can slow or stop the biological clock as it relates to brain function.” —Cultural Acupuncture (“What Bold Looks Like“)