Social changes

LATEST: A massive influx of baby boomers into Medicare will be the main driver.
LATEST: The predominance of online platforms in fashion will be among the top three trends in 2018.
LATEST: Within five years, more than half of America's children and teenagers will have at least one nonwhite parent.
LATEST: In South Africa, achieving self-driving cars will depend on expanded mobile or wireless coverage across towns, cities and the country.
LATEST: China, India and the United States will be the three countries where agricultural production will be the most severely affected globally.
LATEST: Water will likely be a source of conflict in the Middle East in the future.
LATEST: UK consumers could risk losing financial protection for compensation for flight delays.
LATEST: European defense ministers backed the creation of a new group to help synthesize information and identify threats from so-called hybrid warfare.
LATEST: Britain's vote to leave the European Union could drive an academic exodus.
LATEST: Hurting China will hurt global growth and make its way back to the U.S.'s own growth.
LATEST: Vodafone's 2014 Connected Women report estimates that Women First could generate economic benefits worth US$22.3 billion a year to 153.8 million service users and wider society in Vodafone's emergi...
LATEST: Parents forget that their children are going to grow up one day and Google themselves and all this content about them will already be out there.
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: 78 per cent of millennials would prefer to spend their money on an "experience" over something tangible that they could own.
LATEST: Semi-autonomous trucks will make the job more attractive to millennials and women and others who might otherwise not see themselves in the physically-demanding role.
LATEST: By curbing pollution from industry, heavy vehicles, and home cooking the life expectancy of Chinese people could increase 15 months by 2040.
LATEST: In the years ahead, consumers will remain as obsessed with self-improvement as humans have always been.
LATEST: Tractica's analysis indicates annual revenue generated from implementations of AI software will increase from $1.4 billion in 2016 to $59.8 billion by 2025.
LATEST: Aftermarket Bluetooth headsets for smartphones will grow the fastest, in terms of both revenue and shipments, with shipments expected to show a 9% CAGR between 2016 and 2020.
LATEST: Avoiding EU data regulations could have the flipside of enabling more flexible approaches to data location.
LATEST: LA Leisure and hospitality is expected to increase by 2.7%, from 183,300 jobs in 2015 to 188,200 this year, followed by a 1.5% (2,900 jobs) gain expected next year.
LATEST: The increasing use of plastics in consumer goods is expected to have strong growth for the color masterbatch market.
LATEST: The population of Europe will actually decline without substantial inflows of migrants from other regions.
LATEST: International collaboration and industry-government cooperation will be needed to further improve the energy and environmental performance of the steel sector.
LATEST: IoT semiconductor sales will increase 19% in 2016 to $18.4 billion and will grow at a CAGR of 19.9% from 2014 to 2020.
LATEST: The cornerstone of the U.S. strategy ought to be to dissuade and if necessary prevent Iran from returning to a nuclear program that would lead it to be either a nuclear weapons state or a threshold...
LATEST: With London's population already on the rise, there are fears that an estimated 1.7 billion people will use the London Underground in 2026 alone.
LATEST: Education for children in low-income countries will not reach the level of education in developed countries for approximately 100 years.
LATEST: Due to rapid population growth, both Islam and Christianity are expected to have more than twice as many adherents in the region by 2050 as they did in 2010, according to our April report this year.
LATEST: Recycling waste will produce renewable energy, ensure safe disposal of solid waste, prevent soil and environmental pollution, and reduce depletion of resources.
LATEST: As the world's population ages, we will become more reliant on robots to care for the elderly.
LATEST: The next 10 years will prove critical in the race to protect Australians from the impact of climate change.
LATEST: Russia's national security strategy lists terrorist groups alongside foreign intelligence services and foreign NGOs as threats to Putin's rule.
LATEST: In Japan, energy efficiency, the restart of nuclear, more renewables and higher efficiency coal are reducing NG demand in generation.
LATEST: The cap on deductions for state and local taxes could strain local budgets and hamper Donald Trump's plan for infrastructure investment.
LATEST: Mounting demand for crude and petroleum products oil in Europe and Asia Pacific will boost the maritime trade growth further.
LATEST: The new Facebook Dynamic Ads for travel will allow brands to target people that have expressed an interest in going to a specific destination and during specific dates.
LATEST: In a few years, cryptocurrency wallet providers will have gained enough trust and credibility that they will make banks that did not reinvent themselves irrelevant.
LATEST: Global agricultural production will have to rise by about 50%, and double in developing countries, assuming levels of food loss and waste do not change.
LATEST: Offshore wind's proximity to US coastal cities creates serious economic potential for former industrial centers offshore wind is expected to generate nearly 10,000 jobs and $1.8 billion in new in s...
LATEST: Kim Jong Un will use the Olympics to burnish his national standing and break out of international sanctions by projecting a normalized and humanized image to the world.

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