Social changes

LATEST: Thanks to the continuing retirement of large numbers of baby boomers, the annual growth rate of the U.S. labor force between 2010 and 2020 is expected to languish at just 0.7%.
LATEST: Technology and adaptive garments will change fashion and create a completely customizable, accessible new world.
LATEST: The deaths of 1.7 million children under 5 and 4.9 million adults aged 50 to 75 could be prevented through better environmental management.
LATEST: By 2030, 60% of China's population is expected to live in cities.
LATEST: Methane leaks associated with fracking production basically nullify its climate benefits and could actually make climate change worse.
LATEST: The number of people expected to be granted refugee or similar status in Europe alone will likely exceed any previous crisis since World War II.
LATEST: UK household disposable income is still expected to fall by 1.5 per cent as a result of tax and benefit changes that will take place and lower in-work support under Universal Credit will further re...
LATEST: The proposed visa liberalisation for Turkish citizens travelling to the EU could potentially have an impact on the terrorist risk in the EU in as far as the movement of terrorists of Turkish citize...
LATEST: The impact of Donald Trump's threat to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will depend on what the president-elect lays out as the alternative.
LATEST: Within five years, India will be the youngest country in the world by age population.
LATEST: Global total fertility is projected to decline to 2.4 children per woman by 2030 and 2.2 children per woman by 2050.
LATEST: Disney Research team has developed technology that digitally projects a 3D version of colouring-book characters while the artist is still working on them.
LATEST: Some observers have expressed concern that non-strategic nuclear weapons could increase the risk of nuclear conflict between India and Pakistan.
LATEST: By 2031 when Generation Alpha enter the workforce at the tender age of 21 the youngest of Gen Xers will be only 55 years old.
LATEST: By 2020, Gen Z will make up 40 percent of all U.S. consumers.
LATEST: Building standards that promote accessibility will allow older Americans to remain in their homes longer.
LATEST: AIs will be able to increase their intelligence faster than humans.
LATEST: Business leaders will need to focus on both new technology-driven initiatives and change management.
LATEST: Later this year, China is expected to approve a new law on cybersecurity that would codify, organize and strengthen its control of the Internet.
LATEST: TV watching will grow ever more immersive, with technologies like augmented and virtual reality putting viewers in the same room with actors.
LATEST: With a return to positive growth in Russia and the Ukraine, regional growth is expected to increase to an average of 2.6 percent in 2017-18.
LATEST: By 2030 it is expected that more than 98 percent of deaths related to climate change will occur in developing countries.
LATEST: Regulators could encourage standardization of car networking protocols to allow vehicles to communicate with each other on the road and deliver benefits such as "platooning.
LATEST: Total sales of forensic products and services were nearly $10.1 billion in 2010 and that sales will grow at a 9.4% compound annual growth rate through 2017 to more than $17 billion.
LATEST: China is expected to be the fastest growing country for the use of 3D printing with concrete from a global perspective.
LATEST: Older Americans who describe themselves as lonely have a 45 percent greater risk of dying-and that the population of over-65 adults in the United States is projected to double in the next 15 years.
LATEST: Christiana Figueres called for investors to take risks that benefit the environment and global poverty at the Grantham Institute annual lecture.
LATEST: The U.S. Muslim population will grow faster than the Hindu population and much faster than the Jewish population in the coming decades.
LATEST: Law-enforcement agencies will devote more resources to looking for crimes they would already have found the old-fashioned way and less on crimes that require longer and deeper investigations.
LATEST: To put the elderly population growth statistics into perspective, one hundred years ago, there were fewer than 14 million people over the age of 80 in our entire global population.
LATEST: Access to information using high-speed broadband will create a more open dialogue between government and the community.
LATEST: Business model innovation will include collaboration across value chains to establish materials standards and information flows that support circularity.
LATEST: Urban India will have to demand for the adoption of decentralised, systemic and inclusive forms of city governance.
LATEST: If economic growth in the D&E markets continues at around 6%, approximately one billion more customers will be shopping in 'modern trade' outlets by 2020.
LATEST: Emissions could triple or quadruple by 2040 thanks to growing demand for air travel.
LATEST: A wildcard for 2016 will be whether the positive effects from lower oil prices will finally broaden from European shores to the U.S. and to emerging markets.
LATEST: Leaving the EU could affect the progress the UK is making to rebalance the workforce in favour of higher quality jobs.

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