The impact of demographics

Demographics tend to be durable things, very likely to remain stable.  Relatively reliable stuff for predictions.

Example: folks in wealthy countries tend to live longer, and consume more than ever.

This compares three different social types: hunter-gatherer (HG), poor, rich.

What does this mean for the future?  Rather than the elderly transferring resources (net) to younger people, the reverse.  Which could then lead to this:

[A] younger-to-older society will need to run on a set of social expectations and arrangements that are different from any previous society in human history, and will involve social, political, and institutional changes that I think we are only dimly beginning to discern.

What does this mean for education?

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