NABE Silicon Valley RoundTable

NABE Silicon Valley RoundTable

Will Living Longer Create or Destroy Wealth?

Speaker(s):  Sonia Arrison, Senior Fellow, Pacific Research Institute
Meeting date:  October 11, 2011

Sonia Anderson, author of "100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith." is a futurist and policy analyst who has studied the impact of new technologies on society for more than a decade. A Senior Fellow at the California-based Pacific Research Institute (PRI) and a columnist for TechNewsWorld, she is author of two previous books as well as numerous PRI studies on technology issues. A frequent media contributor and guest, her work has appeared in many publications including CBS MarketWatch, CNN, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. She was also the host of a radio show called "digital dialogue" on the Voice America network and has been a repeat guest on National Public Radio, Tech TV, and CNN's Headline News.

Gene therapy and improved medical research are extending human life. In fact, life spans have doubled since the 19th century. Sonia Arrison will discuss the economic effects of our growing older for a very long time, including: * How medical therapies are extending healthy lives. * The huge potential from an "explosion of knowledge" from innovations created by more seasoned veterans in the workforce * The effect of longevity on the definition of retirement. * Is it possible to live very long and prosper a lot?

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