Society News

Computers and robots could automate 1.5 million jobs

BBC - 25-Mar-2019

Percentage of workers in primary industry massively reduced in last century - not necessarily a bad thing

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Billionaires accumulating more wealth and youthfulness

Telegraph - 07-Mar-2019

Automation and longevity therapies may amplify social disparities

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China child restrictions leading to fall in population

Futurism - 18-Jan-2019

More countries are having to plan for increasingly aged populations

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Photosynthesis fix boosts crop growth by 40%

Independent - 04-Jan-2019

More efficient photorespiration pathway could result in greater crop production

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Japan annual birth rate nearly half a million below death rate

Guardian - 27-Dec-2018

A stark example of how birth rate falls below in replacement level in advanced economies

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Worldwide decline in fertility rates

BBC - 09-Nov-2018

Half of countries now have a fertility rate below the 2.1 level required to maintain their population

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Inventor plans to build a city under the sea

BBC - 20-Sep-2018

This expert engineer aims to fulfill his vision of the future through his inventions

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What if the rich lived forever?

Korea Times - 19-Aug-2018

New research may promote social inequality by allowing the rich live forever

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How the rich plan to survive the apocalypse

Guardian - 24-Jul-2018

Hoarding, and different forms of forced labor are among the future plans of the most powerful

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US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987

BBC - 17-May-2018

Low birth rates are common in developed countries but it’ll lead to fewer young people in the workforce

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Doomsday Clock moved to just 2 mins to 'apocalypse'

BBC - 25-Jan-2018

Doomsday Clock pushed forward by 30 seconds.

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Why a drug for aging would challenge Washington

Politico - 13-Dec-2017

What if just one medical treatment could stave off heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s?

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World's first floating city to be built by 2020

Independent - 14-Nov-2017

Seasteading is building autonomous, self-sustaining cities in international waters.

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Why Eradicating Age-related Diseases is Unlikely to Create Immortal Dictators

Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) - 02-Nov-2017

Interesting analogy by Nicola Bagalà

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UK population to pass 70m in 2029

BBC - 26-Oct-2017

According to the Office for National Statistics the UK's population is set to exceed 70 million in the middle of 2029.

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Societal Benefits of Rejuvenation Biotechnology

Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) - 24-Oct-2017

Nicola Bagalàs thaugts on how biotechnologies would positively impact the whole of humanity and what would happen if rejuvenation biotechnologies to stave off age-related diseases were widely available?

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