Are growing life spans a very good factor? – Hemant R Joshi

Final 12 months, I learn a ebook referred to as Factfulness by Hans Rosling. This ebook has, to an extent, modified my perspective on human evolution. It has provoked ideas in me, led me to learn up extra on the place we because the human race are heading, and given me a quantity that I’m fixated on —

The world inhabitants will peak at 11 billion folks.

This provides us a good way to consider the longer term. You need to use this quantity to measurement alternatives of every kind. Additionally, you too can calculate how a lot sources (meals, water, housing, web bandwidth, carbon emissions, and so on.) we want with a view to maintain a very good life. Certain, you received’t be correct in predicting, however you’ll be capable to get a common sense of how way more we want.

The ebook additionally talks about how human life expectancy improved from 35 about 2 centuries in the past to 70+ years presently.

The rationale I’m scripting this essay simply now could be due to an equally fascinating idea I got here throughout a couple of weeks in the past. On this video, Anshumani Ruddra (Chief Product Officer at Hotstar) speaks about how we have to consistently innovate to remain related as of late. One comparatively smaller level he did discuss was the idea of retirement at 60.

With our life expectancy growing, retirement at 60 will now not be viable sooner or later. We are going to dwell longer, thus needing extra meals and sources, thus needing extra money in our later years, so our retirement financial savings must improve. Chances are high – to extend wealth, we’ll possible work for a lot of extra years.

We’d work till 70, some will work until even 80 (Amitabh Bachchan, please don’t cease ever!). From our commencement age of twenty-two to the age of 70, we’ll work for 48 years of our life. Now that is fascinating for a lot of causes:

  1. What would a “working life” for seniors appear like?
  2. Can we create work environments for seniors that aren’t as taxing?
  3. What number of jobs would we have to create to maintain the economic system?
  4. Or, would common primary revenue come as an answer to all of the above issues?
  5. And lots of extra…

Within the many years to return, as machines do extra of what we do as “work” at the moment, we might want to discover methods to remain related.

This can be a thought-provoking idea that presents with itself a number of alternatives that one can consider.

If you wish to be taught the place the world is headed, I extremely suggest looking at Factfulness.

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I am Christian Nnakuzierem Alozie (Kris Kuzie Alozie). A native of Eziama Nneato in Umunneochi LGA, Abia State, Nigeria. I am an inspirational writer and a motivational speaker. And above all, a lover of charity.

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