Jalak Jobanputra on What in the World?
Dream Development stashed this in The Future -The Flux
Stashed in: The World
Global changes over the next 50 years based on population growth (7 billion to date); advances in technology and "what in the world" it could all mean. One significant point is that developing countries with the youngest populations have the fastest growing consumer markets. They will have the purchasing power that will shape the world and innovation. Conversely, an aging population could create stress on the economy without advances to enhance productivity.
It does seem like the global economy counts on consumption by young people as its main driver of growth.