The current issue of Time Magazine (Feb 22, 2010) is titled The Science of Living Longer.
It was a very interesting issue, but I have to admit the following stats which they quoted freaked me out a bit..
It is not the fact that we are aging, that made me wonder – It is how fast we are aging.
- Look at the numbers:
- The first person to live to 150 years will appear in 2150.
- Life expectancy:
- in 1900 – 47 years
- in 2000 – 78 years
- People over 80 years old worldwide:
- in 1950: 14.5 million
- in 2009: 102 million
- in 2050: 304 million
This last set made my head spin wild! – Can you imagine the social consequences?
Wow! – talk about The Aging of the World !
Anyone out there has a percentage of these numbers in relation to total worldwide population?