A Long, Happy Life? The Impacts of Increasing Our Longevity | Bradley Schurman
Societies around the world are getting older; a combination of people living longer and having fewer children. The 85+ population is now the fastest growing demographic on the planet.The 85 plus population is now the fastest growing demographic on the planet. Click To Tweet
The causes and, more importantly the impacts of living longer are significant, both for society and as individuals. This is what we discuss in this episode with Bradley Shurman, a demographic futurist, who has authored the recently published book The Super Age: Decoding our Demographic Destiny.People will say, man's greatest achievement was getting to the moon. No man's greatest achievement was preventing kids from dying and extending life. Click To Tweet
Bradley shines a light on the crucial topic of ageing. He reveals the shocking truth about the impact of wealth on our longevity. And he shares his two surprising tips on how to live a long and meaningful life. As always, we round up our episode with our Grooving Session where Kurt and Tim dwell on some of the take-aways from the conversation with Bradley.
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(2:56) Welcome and speed round questions.
(7:14) What is a Super Age society?
(11:29) How improving infant mortality rates has flipped the world’s demographics around.
(14:39) What are the impacts on society of fixing youth mortality?
(22:37) How Bradley was influenced by his grandparents’ experience of aging.
(24:54) The shocking correlation between wealth and longevity.
(30:43) The universal trend of people wanting to die at home.
(34:06) If you’re not learning, you’re not earning.
(37:47) What is on Bradley’s playlist?
(39:47) Grooving Session discussing what we learned from Bradley.
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