I’ve just finished reading a book called The Methuselah Effect, by Patrick Cox. As I’ve said, I often get intriguing business ideas from non-business books. This is one of those times. I really recommend this book. The trouble is, it doesn’t seem to be on Amazon, which I’ve never seen before.
Anyway, the book is about advances in biotechnology and how they are going to impact health and longevity. The first chapter title is, “Fewer Births, Longer Lives: Society’s Aging Changes Everything.”
His premise, which I found convincing, is that people are going to live longer and be more active. But there are going to be fewer people. He goes on to says in the first page, “From here on out, every generation will be smaller than the one before it. After 200,000 years of population growth, mankind’s numbers are shrinking.”