The World Economic Forum is touting the need for “solutions” again. This time it’s not a virus or global warming, or even the tribulations faced by black women who wear “natural” hairstyles in the workplace. It’s old people.
The same entity that has been on the forefront, along with other globalist orgs, in proselytizing for population control and abortion, has suddenly noticed the next few decades may see a marked shift in demographics that spells trouble.
According to a new WEF report:
There will be a shift in the global ageing population from 7% today to 20% in the next few decades. This growth will be one of the greatest social, economic, and political transformations of our time. It will force changes in systems, have impact on families, and will require new solutions.
Though older adults are a reigning economic segment, the attitudes and stereotypes about ageing still persist and market innovation to meet their needs is lagging behind.
Collaboration among policy-makers, civil society, academia, and the private-sector is crucial to creating holistic solutions that promote the safety, autonomy, well-being, and dignity of older adults.
What “dignity” means to the powers behind the WEF is anyone’s guess. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum claims it is “tied to no political, partisan or national interests.” But one brief visit to their website homepage quickly gives away that game.
The WEF report did place some focus on economic opportunities that might present as a result of the graying of America and other parts of the world. It pointed out that baby boomers in the U.S. are projected to have 70 percent of disposable income over the next five years.
With less than 10 percent of advertising currently being targeted to that demographic, obvious opportunities exist to serve – and sell – to elderly buyers. Health services and technology used for senior monitoring were high on the organization’s list of things that are likely to see growth as the population shift accelerates.
Some of the items and areas of economic potential mentioned included:
- Tablets for communication and entertainment
- “Smart” platforms that integrate electronic medical records (EMRs) and electronic health records with AI and analytics
- Voice, touch, motion, and other assistive technologies
- Technologies for safety (monitoring and alert devices)
- Gig economy services (e.g., meal delivery)
- Self-driving cars
The WEF is known as an incubator for the radical agendas of elitists like Klaus Schwab, the literal author of “The Great Reset.” The forum recently had to pull a video from its Twitter feed extolling the benefits of the 2020 pandemic lockdowns for the Earth, as they were lampooned for a prospectus of what the world will be like in 2030, showing a smiling young man while overprinting the message: “You will possess nothing. And you will be happy.”
In that light, almost anything they say that seems to call for valuing and respecting aging populations should probably be taken with a huge grain of salt.