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LATEST: Gen Z will soon be mixing with the Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials.
LATEST: The population of cosmetics users in China has topped 150 million and will reach 200 million sooner or later.
LATEST: Given a 50-year age difference, parents and children will in no sense be competing.
LATEST: The global smart city market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19.65% through the study's forecast period.
LATEST: Almost $1tn of investment in new coal-fired power stations could be wasted if growing concerns about climate change and air pollution leave the plants unused.
LATEST: Sanctions alone will likely not stop Syria from using chemical weapons.
LATEST: China's welcome transition to a more consumer- and service-oriented growth model still could be bumpy.
LATEST: Efforts to prevent Libyans from flooding Tunisia's borders will be ineffective at preventing future terrorist attacks.
LATEST: Today's election result in the UK will have unsettled many.
LATEST: Rising house prices, tighter credit conditions and low real wage growth mean there could be a significant shift in the customer base of the UK mortgage market over the next 13 years.
LATEST: Japan's current life expectancy is 80 years for men and 87 years for women and is expected to rise to 84 and 91.
LATEST: Generation Alpha will be a generation that only knows a world living in real-time.
LATEST: 79 percent of millennials expect responses the same day when reaching out to brands online compared with 73 percent of Gen-Xers and 71 percent of baby boomers.
LATEST: Gen Z will soon be mixing with the Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials.
LATEST: Studies show that the current crop of Gen Y talent will have had up to 12 different jobs and the majority of Gen Y professional graduates (doctors, engineers, architects lawyers etc.) will no longe...
LATEST: The long run effect of Universal Credit will be to reduce benefits for working families on average.
LATEST: 15 million new jobs will be created in the US as a result of AI and automation technology.
LATEST: Artificial intelligence will help to mold the mobility of the future.
LATEST: China will execute drone-related attacks on the U.S. via so-called cloaking technology which will make incoming Chinese drones invisible to U.S. radar.
LATEST: The European Union's forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could tie up organisations in legal knots given the broad definition of 'personal data' under the new law.
LATEST: Ford thinks movie projectors in its autonomous cars could benefit and entertain its passengers while they ride to wherever they might be going.
LATEST: Apps for mCommerce are a growth market and will probably become the primary method of shopping for most of the US by 2020.
LATEST: Population growth will slow down over the 2015-2030 period due to moderating net migration and falling birth and fertility rates.
LATEST: Perhaps the biggest security threat facing Pakistan today is the possibility of climate change and environmental factors destabilizing Karachi.
LATEST: Research by business alliance the Aldersgate Group highlighted an opportunity for the UK economy to swell by nearly £80bn if the country adopts resource-efficient business models by 2030.
LATEST: 2015 will be the year where the Dutch government will need to respond to a demand by the parliament that all Dutch education seriously addresses sustainability.
LATEST: High economic growth rates will ultimately function to mitigate an overarching trend toward instability as Ethiopia continues to rise.
LATEST: Higher connectivity between people, cities and countries can increase the risk of pandemics, inequality, financial instability or pollution.
LATEST: Due to rapid population growth, both Islam and Christianity are expected to have more than twice as many adherents in sub-Saharan Africa by 2050 as they did in 2010.
LATEST: Accurate measurement of demand could have a dramatic impact on the use of resources such as electricity and water.
LATEST: By 2035, there will be almost two million people aged over 60 in London; a 48% increase on today's numbers.
LATEST: A cyborg may not uphold transhuman values or goals but will be fitted with a device or devices to acquire one or more enhanced capabilities (such as better vision and/or hearing, faster running abi...
LATEST: A satellite will be used to provide satellite backhaul in Thailand for broadband and mobile connectivity.
LATEST: Indian adult diapers market is expected to grow significantly due to the increasing healthcare standards in the country.
LATEST: Global agricultural production will have to rise by about 50%, and double in developing countries, assuming levels of food loss and waste do not change.
LATEST: A country could implement a carbon tax through 2030 to meet an emissions target in that year.
LATEST: U.S. companies will have the chance to increase their exports of technical textiles to more consumers and businesses in Vietnam.
LATEST: A new European Commission directive to combat terrorism was negotiated through 2016 and is expected to be adopted in early 2017.
LATEST: In Japan today, Australian coal will remain central to Japan's energy needs for decades to come.
LATEST: Quigley's bill could have significant impact on the amount of plastic waste generated in the United States.
LATEST: Finland needs fewer pensioners and more workers or their economy will crash within a few years.
LATEST: The number of motor vehicles in the world is growing much faster than the number of people and is expected to grow even further as incomes increase.

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