Social changes

LATEST: In the U.S. job openings for engineers are projected to climb to 11% by 2023 as employers add positions and baby boomers retire.
LATEST: In a matter of a few years, smart textiles are expected to consume $134million of sensors, more than half of which will be pressure sensors.
LATEST: Women with genetic fertility issues or who are less fertile due to age or disease could bear children of their own using lab-grown egg cells carrying their DNA.
LATEST: China will introduce green licence plates for new energy vehicles (NEVs) in 12 cities on Nov. 20.
LATEST: As more clean energy alternatives come on line and become less expensive industry that remains dependent on fossil fuels will be at an economic disadvantage.
LATEST: Hezbollah has posed a strategic threat to the country and that is why Israel has taken pre-emptive actions against Hezbollah and the Syrians that are transferring weapons to the Hezbollah in neighb...
LATEST: Regulations encouraging higher energy efficiency and consumer demand for better sound insulation will maintain plastic foam as a strong competitor to fiberglass insulation.
LATEST: 3,000 people in Britain may pose a terrorist threat and that more than 800 people have gone to Isis-controlled territory in Syria.
LATEST: The US president-elect has claimed repeatedly that the US under his lead will get out of the regime-change business and pursue a less monomaniacally militaristic foreign policy than the one it's pu...
LATEST: An investment of $2.25 trillion could lead to the creation of 14.5 million new job-years across the U.S. economy and add $1.66 trillion to the gross domestic product over 10 years.
LATEST: Life expectancy is set to increase in all major countries by 2030 with women born in South Korea expected to live an average of more than 90 years.
LATEST: Disney Research team has developed technology that digitally projects a 3D version of colouring-book characters while the artist is still working on them.
LATEST: Gen Z will continue to blur the lines between work/life balance as they expect to have fun at work and stay connected digitally 24/7.
LATEST: 42% of millennials expect to change jobs at least every 1-3 years.
LATEST: Use of videos for skills development will drop from 84 percent to 56 percent in the next five years, while virtual reality will jump from 10 percent to 45 percent: Lower-cost technologies like mobi...
LATEST: Hinkley Point C will produce 3.2 gigawatt of power enough low-carbon electricity for around six million UK homes making it one of the largest single power generation source connected to National Gr...
LATEST: The implementation of AI and automation requires a human workforce and could potentially create 2.3 million jobs by 2020 while eliminating 1.8 million jobs.
LATEST: The intelligence of AI will increase rapidly in the future.
LATEST: Digital tools in aircraft maintenance could save more than $100 million a year for a large carrier with a fleet of about 500 planes.
LATEST: Entry fees for U.S. daily fantasy sports were more than $2 billion last year and could reach $14 billion by 2020.
LATEST: Virtual reality experiences will soon radically enhance the way people communicate and connect to stories, entertainment, world events and each other.
LATEST: The increasing demand for wearable lifestyle devices will drive the growth prospects for the global batteries market for smart wearables in the coming years.
LATEST: Despite great strides in raising global public awareness of the critical human threats to wildlife-particularly elephants and rhinos-huge profits for criminals continue to drive poaching and illici...
LATEST: The mitigation of methane emissions could improve the environmental performance of conventional pork housing and manure treatment systems.
LATEST: Growth could surge over the next few years, with annual EV sales in the US potentially reaching 200,000 to 300,000 units by 2020 (or more if there is a substantial reduction in battery prices).
LATEST: The potential economic opportunity for the SADC region is further enhanced by the fact that the region's major players such as South Africa are likely to exploit the potential of nuclear energy.
LATEST: A group of researchers concluded that the world's grasslands are going to need a lot more phosphorus if they are going to produce enough grass to meet future food demands.
LATEST: Robots and other advances in technology are forecast to displace a significant number of blue- and white-collar workers.
LATEST: Most black Protestants (60%) take an optimistic view that new solutions will emerge to address the strains on natural resources caused by a growing world population.
LATEST: One emerging opportunity noted by Mintel's 2017 Global Food & Drink Trend Waste Not is to formulate products with resources or ingredients that might otherwise go to waste.
LATEST: In the UK, public sector employers will pay £3.33bn and employees £1.37bn more to the Treasury in 2016-17 as a result of bringing in the pension earlier, according to the Treasury.
LATEST: In Niger, population growth is 4% annually and will double in just 20 years.
LATEST: The chief restraining factor for the growth of global disposable syringes market is expected to be the very high standards issue by the regulatory bodies.
LATEST: Investments in green buildings could reach a cumulative $3.4-trillion by 2025 in key emerging markets and investments in water supply and sanitation could exceed an aggregate $13-trillion by 2030.
LATEST: Expect cities and states to start falling all over each other with tax incentives and land deals.
LATEST: In South Africa, output growth is expected to decline to 0.6 percent in 2016 from 1.3 percent in 2015.
LATEST: Guatemala City has a lot of potential in terms of tourism and business opportunities.
LATEST: Japan will cut its reliance on nuclear power after releasing an updated energy plan next year.
LATEST: Roughly 12,000 Mt of plastic waste will be in landfills or in the natural environment by 2050.
LATEST: Facebook will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and is committed to training one million people over the next two years.
LATEST: The world will have to look at geoengineering even if all electricity went solar and all cars are electric.

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