Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Future of Aging: 2014 Aging in America - the great and the good

I don't suggest you listen to all of this session but jump ahead to 41 minutes.

Most of the stuff before isn't new. The only thing you might want to look at is the brilliant video from the fantastic Hans Rosling (go to 10.13)

Ken Dychtwald gets serious from 41 minutes onward. At this sort of the session it is mandatory for everybody to be terrifically optimistic (and I bet Democrat) so it is with an apology that he introduces a bit of reality therapy. I very much doubt if the audience understood the implications of what he was saying but instead of the world of unlimited opportunities that had gone before that time he spells it what could (and is most likely) to happen.

It is a great shame that these sorts of events cannot take a measured view of the future rather than feeling impelled to sell a rose tinted vision that will only materialise for a small group. Dick Stroud

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