martes, 18 de febrero de 2014


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p.94 Ex 1 (and why/why not?)
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MODULE 7. Unit 9 "Science fiction"



Questions for discussion in the English class


Seven Billion Reasons to Worry: the Financial Impact of Living Longer
Posted on April 11, 2012 by iMFdirect By S. Erik Oppers

Everyone wants at some point to stop working and enjoy retirement. In these uncertain economic times, most people worry about their pension. Now take your worries and multiply those several billion times. This is the scale of the pension problem. And the problem is likely bigger still: although living longer, healthier lives is a good thing, how do you afford retirement if you will live even longer than previously thought?

This so-called longevity risk, as discussed in the IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report has serious implications for global financial and fiscal stability, and needs to be addressed now.

Here’s the issue: governments have done their analysis of aging largely based on best guesses of population developments. These developments include further drops in fertility and some further increase in longevity. The trouble is that in the past, longevity has been consistently and substantially underestimated. We all live much longer now than had been expected 30, 20, and even just 10 years ago. So there is a good chance people will live longer than we expect now. We call this longevity risk—the risk we all live longer than anticipated.

Risky business

Why is that a risk, you may ask. We all like to live longer, healthy lives. Sure, but let’s now return to those pension worries. If you retire at 65 and plan your retirement finances expecting to live another 20 years (assuming you have enough savings for at least that period), you would face a serious personal financial crisis if you actually live to 95, or— well in your 100s.

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Riesgos financieros por longevidad de la población: FMI


So, how is life in 2020? The future of Europe

Life in the Future Year 4000

Do you agree?

Other interesting sites:

Future Predictions

The Honda Uni-Cub


qué futuro le espera a la humanidad en los próximos 100 años

Future is here: 
Beber con la mente  - Mind-controlled robot arms show promise



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