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The Ageing World by Anil K. Bagchi

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Conclusion

The 21st century seems special in many ways. Some of the specialties are:

  • The world population will reach a plateau.
  • The world birthrate will reach below the replacement level.
  • An average person will live for decades in the post-reproductive stage.
  • The knowledge revolution, which has already ensured a smooth worldwide flow of knowledge will continue to grow at an increasing momentum.
  • Greying appears as a first-time development in human history.
  • Worldwide environmental pollution is increasing ominously, and will reach a critical level.
  • The world has become a closed one.
  • Each of the above is a first time development in human history. They will interact with each other, weaving a complex plot in the closed world. They will affect the ...

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