As quoted in this article:
The world is graying at a break-neck pace, and that’s bad news for the global economy.
By 2020, 13 countries will be “super-aged” — with more than 20% of the population over 65 — according to a report by Moody’s Investor Service.
That number will rise to 34 nations by 2030. Only three qualify now: Germany, Italy, and Japan.
“Demographic transition … is now upon us,” warn Elena Duggar and Madhavi Bokil, the authors of the Moody’s report.
“The unprecedented pace of aging will have a significant negative effect on economic growth over the next two decades across all regions.
There will be a series of upcoming articles focusing on this issue and how technology like IoT can help the aging population. For a start, take a look at these three videos below which will highlight how aging population will impact our future generations and our world.
About the Author
Dr. Mazlan Abbas is an IOT Evangelist, Thought Leader and CEO of REDtone IOT. He is ranked No. 20th Thought Leader in IOT by 2014 Onalytics Report – “The Internet of Things – Top 100 Thought Leaders”, ranked Top 10 in IoT Top 100 Influencers by Postscapes 2016/2017, ranked Top 100 in Smart Cities Top Experts by Agilience Authority Index May 2016. You can reach him on LinkedIn or Twitter. Check all his presentation slides HERE.