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“Demography, ladies and gentlemen, is truly destiny.” With these dramatic words, Joseph F. Coughlin starts a galloping lecture on demographic trends. The founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, Coughlin delves into the research behind each trend. getAbstract recommends this talk to R&D professionals, business leaders and strategists.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Which four demographic trends are shaping humanity’s future, and
  • How society and industry should adapt accordingly. 
 

About the Speaker

Joseph F. Coughlin founded and directs the AgeLab at MIT.

 

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A popular proverb says that life’s only certainties are death and taxes. But in the modern world, even death has become unreliable: People are living longer than in generations past. Four demographic trends foretell changes in “mobility” and “motility” – respectively, the ability and the drive to move about within communities and beyond:


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