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How will society cope with people living forever? If society doesn't survive, then you don't survive... technology giveth, and technology taketh away!

Lots in the news at the moment about AI and robots taking over our jobs - but if Ian Pearson is right that we'll soon be able to live comfortably with no pension then maybe we won't need one? Maybe everybody will be part of a world parliament or an "internet of people" (IOP) - I'm trademarking that one!!



Resources

Event

Annual conference by the International Longevity Centre (virtual)

Institute

UK’s specialist think tank on the impact of longevity on society, and what happens next

Book

How does society react when the vision of biological immortality has become reality, but has not yet fully arrived?

Institute

Looking to the future impact of technology on society and heatlh and everything

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Doomsday clock - 100 ticks away from midnight

Guardian - 23-Jan-2020

Too close to our own end and still we are not doing enough to prevent it

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Melting of natural glaciers has become erratic due to climate change

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Computers and robots could automate 1.5 million jobs

BBC - 25-Mar-2019

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