Better than You Think? Part 2: Healthcare

Continuing their discussion of unexpected and often unnoticed positive change, Phil and Stephen, discuss recent encouraging developments related to health care. The starting point for this series is a recent article by Peter Diamandis:

Why the World Is (Still) Better Than You Think—New Evidence For Abundance

Part 2: Health

No matter where in the world you are, mortality rates have dropped precipitously over the last 300 years.

The chart shows life expectancy at birth in various countries. Just 100 years ago, a child born in India or South Korea was only expected to live to 23. Fast forward to today, and India’s life expectancy has tripled. South Korea’s life expectancy has quadrupled and is now higher than in the UK.

Peter’s examples:

Plummeting Teen Births

Exponential Tech Impact on Health:

  • Robotics
  • Virtual Reality
  • CRISPR/Gene Editing

Our Examples:

Anti-Aging Gets Real

The Hackable Human: Frontiers of Human Augmentation

DIY Gene Editing and Other Health News

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Phil Bowermaster is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live. Phil helps leaders and their organizations develop strategies for managing accelerating change. He shows how imagination, optimism, empathy, and humor can make all the difference in both understanding and making the most of the powerful currents of change we face.