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LONGEVITY POLITICS

Longevity Technocracy, Modern Approaches to Policy, Governance and National Industrial Strategies, and Longevity as the New Political Priority of the 21st Century

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2021-2030: The Rise of Longevity Politics,

and the Solidification of Longevity as the New

Political Priority of the 21st Century
 

  • The Rise of Longevity Technocracies as Global Competitors in the Creation of Full-Scope Longevity Industry Ecosystems and the Optimization of National Healthy Longevity

  • Modern Approaches for Formulating and Executing National Longevity Industrial Strategies

  • The Set of Factors That Will Make Citizens Demand the Delivery of Additional Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE) and Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALY) From Their Governments and Politicians as a Basic Resource and Human Right

In “Longevity Industry 1.0 - Defining the Biggest and Most Complex Industry in Human History”, we distilled the complex assembly of deep market intelligence and industry knowledge that Deep Knowledge Group has developed over the past 5 years into a full-scope understanding of the global Longevity Industry, showing the public exactly how Deep Knowledge Group managed to define the overwhelmingly complex and multidimensional Longevity Industry for the first time, and how they created tangible framework for its systematization and forecasting. That book devoted 1 of its 4 sections to the topic of Longevity Policy and Governance, and the future rise of Longevity Politics.

 

Now, in 2021, that time has come, as governments begin to prioritize the concept of Longevity from both population health and an industrialization standpoint, and developments are accelerating to such an extent that an entire book is now necessitated to gain an actionable, deep and comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities at play on the new frontier of Longevity Governance. In ‘Longevity Politics: Longevity Technocracy, Modern Approaches to Policy, Governance and National Industrial Strategies, and Longevity as the New Political Priority of the 21st Century’, Dmitry Kaminskiy charts the rise of progressive Longevity MegaHubs and Technocracies, the concept of the Longevity Valley and its evolution toward the Longevity State, global benchmarking of national and local Longevity Industrial Strategies, international benchmarking of National Healthy Longevity, Longevity Ethics (how potential negative societal outcomes resulting from Longevity can be proactively optimized to ensure maximized socioeconomic benefit), and how Longevity will become central, essential and fundamental to developed nations’ political agendas by 2030.

Longevity Politics - Foreword by Dmitry Kaminskiy

In our 2020 book, ‘Longevity Industry 1.0: Defining the Biggest and Most Complex Industry in Human History, we distilled the complex assembly of deep market intelligence and industry knowledge that Deep Knowledge Group and its Longevity-focused subsidiaries (including Longevity.Capital and Aging Analytics Agency) have developed over the past 7 years into a full-scope understanding of the global Longevity Industry.

 

One of the four sections of that book was dedicated to the topic of Longevity Policy and Governance, charting the rise of Longevity as a topic of increasingly prominent recognition and prioritization among progressive governments, and the emergence in the past several years of Longevity Politics - a state in which the concept of optimized National Healthy Longevity becomes an actual political talking point and tangible goal among politicians and between national and municipal governments. In 2021, we have reached the point at which the realm of Longevity Politics is emerging, and developments have accelerated to such an extent that we now feel compelled to dedicate a full book to this topic, in order to provide a comprehensive and actionable overview of the present state and near future of Longevity Politics. It is with this agenda in mind that I have written ‘Longevity Politics: Longevity Technocracy, Modern Approaches to Policy, Governance and National Industrial Strategies, and Longevity as the New Political Priority of the 21st Century’.

 

In the next few years, several technologically advanced, small, smart states will emerge as global competitors in the development of unified Longevity Industry ecosystems. Some will focus on specific sectors, while others will seek to create so-called Longevity States: fully integrated hubs encompassing the entire scope of the industry (including biomedicine, tech, and finance). Five years from now we can expect to see a “new normal” of small, technocratic nations selectively promoting both personal and institutional citizenship to individuals, companies, and investors committed to advancing Longevity-related technologies in exchange for access to some of the world’s most sophisticated and progressive healthcare, life insurance, MedTech, HealthTech, Longevity FinTech, AgeTech, and WealthTech ecosystems. These products and services will enable the simultaneous maintenance of healthspan and wealthspan, and ensure the highest possible quality of life, social activity, mental wellness, and overall functionality. 

 

As increasing numbers of governments are beginning to formulate and execute national industrial strategies to facilitate the synergetic development of four main sectors and driving forces of Longevity Industrialization (Advanced Biomedicine, AgeTech, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Longevity Financial Industry), with the goal of transforming the challenge of the aging population into the opportunity of Healthy Longevity, it is clear that the age of Longevity Politics has already begun. The political, economic, and industrial capital that governments control is larger than any other industry stakeholder, and the stakes are proportionately higher, given that they are tasked with maintaining and optimizing the health and wealth of their nations. It is now indisputable that the Longevity Industry has reached a critical inflection point where politics becomes the most important driver of progress in the continued positive trajectory of Longevity Industrialization, and the delivery of prolonged and optimized Health, Wealth and Practical Human Longevity to the citizens of the world. 

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2010-2020: Evolution of the Longevity

Industry from Zero to 1.0

 

  • The Industrialization of Longevity

  • The Current State of Longevity Science, Business, Finance, and Practical Applications

  • Longevity Becomes National Priority Item for the Strategic Agenda of Progressive Governments

  • Transforming the Challenge and Deficit of Aging into the Opportunity and Asset of Longevity

  • Defining and De-Risking: Hype vs. Reality

About the Book: Introducing Longevity Politics

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PART I. Longevity as a New Political Priority of the 21st Century
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  • The challenges and opportunities of Aging Population and Human Longevity lie at the direct intersection of society’s most pressing problems and important values.

  • This makes Longevity a direct responsibility of governments, which are obligated to maintain and optimize the health & wealth of their nation (their citizens & economy)

  • National Healthy Longevity and Longevity Industrialization is the most powerful tool at governments’ disposal to achieve economic stability and societal prosperity

  • Just as advances in Longevity expanded past the point of scientists, necessitating involvement from industry and investors, it has now reached its next inflection point, requiring dedicated and proactive governmental involvement to progress

PART I.

Longevity as a New Political

Priority of the 21st Century

 

  • The Challenges and Opportunities of Ageing Population and Human Longevity Lie at the Direct Intersection of Society’s Most Pressing Problems and Important Values, 

  • This Makes Longevity a Direct Responsibility of Governments, Which Are Obligated to Maintain Optimize the Health & Wealth of their Nation (their Citizens & Economy)

  • National Healthy Longevity and Longevity Industrialization is the Most Powerful Tool at National and Municipal Governments’ Disposal to Achieve Economic Growth and Stability and Societal Prosperity

  • Just as Advances in Longevity Expanded Past the Point of Scientists, Necessitating Involvement from Industry and Investors, it Has Now Reached its Next Inflection Point, Requiring Dedicated and Proactive Governmental Involvement to Progress

PART II.

Next Generation Data-Driven Analytics for Structuring. Tangible Longevity Policy and Governance

 

  • Acceleration and Multiplication of Longevity Complexity: Science (1x Complexity) to Industrialization (10x Complexity) to Politics (100x Mega-Complexity) and Beyond

  • Data-Driven Technologies, AI Algorithmic Frameworks and Modern Approaches for Successfully Overcoming the Unprecedented Complexity of Longevity Governance

  • Longevity Policy and Governance Big Data Analytical Dashboard: Realtime Competitive Intelligence, Market, Sector and Economy Analytics, and Benchmarking of Longevity Policy (Strategy) and Politics (Execution) for Good Governance

  • Semi-Automated AI and Machine-Learning Practical Recommendation System

PART III.

PART III — Evolution from the Concept of Longevity Hubs in 2021 to Longevity Valley by 2025 and Longevity State by 2030

 

  • Health as New Wealth and Transition from Age-Friendly Cities to Longevity-Friendly Cities: Comfortable Retirement vs. Empowered Lifelong Activity

  • Technocratic Nations and Municipalities Will Emerge as Global Competitors in the Race to Create the First Longevity Valley by 2025 and Longevity State by 2030

  • Full-Scope Longevity Industrialization (Biomedicine + Tech + Finance) is National Governments’ Most Powerful Tool for Boosting Economic Growth, Maintaining Socioeconomic Stability, Preventing Economic Decline and Maximizing Society Benefit

  • 21st Century Politics Will Place Human Longevity at Center of Economy 

PART IV.

Global Longevity Politics: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe, Asia, North America, MENA and Latin America

 

  • The United Kingdom: Unparalleled Governmental Prioritization of Longevity and Strong National Longevity Strategy, But Facing Challenges in Strategy Execution

  • The United States: Ample Technological, Industrial and Economic Resources to Become First Longevity State by 2030, But Lacking Well-Defined Longevity Strategy

  • Europe: Potential to Establish the First Multi-Government International Longevity Development Plan to Become the Most Longevity-Progressive Continent by 2030

  • Asia: DeepTech Commoditization, AI Leader, and and Epicenter of ‘Silver Wealth’ 

  • MENA “HealthTech Smart Cities” Could Transition to AI Longevity Valleys by 2025

PART V.

The Ethics of Longevity Politics: Challenges and

Opportunities on the Path Toward National Longevity Economies

 

  • Ageism and AgeTech: The Elderly as the Most Politically Powerful But Also Most Underrepresented, Unsupported and Marginalized Demographic of Electorate

  • Longevity and Inequality: How Longevity Will Maximize QALY for All Demographics

  • Lifelong Support and Maintenance of Health, Wealth and QALY Across Full Lifecycle Will Become a Basic Human Right Demanded by Citizens from their Politicians

  • GovTech Solutions for Simultaneously Neutralizing Longevity-Related Challenges and Maximizing Longevity-Derived Socioeconomic Dividends for Humanity

  • National Longevity Policy Platform Case Study: The Blueprint for an Actionable, Tangible and Responsible Full-Scope National Longevity Development Plan

PART VI.

The Bright Future of Next Generation Politics as

Driving Force of 5th Industrial Revolution

 

  • Longevity as a Fundamentally New Type of Political Asset Class at the Heart of National Economies Most Pressing Challenges and Opportunities that Will Determine the Future Socioeconomic Health and Wealth of Nations.

  • Longevity as a Main Driver of the Ongoing Transition toward the 5th Industrial Revolution (2030 - 2035), Characterized by the Maturation and Commoditization of DeepTech, and the Socially-Inclusive Realization of its Humanitarian Benefits.

  • There are Many Challenges to Manifesting the Best Socioeconomic and Geopolitical Potentials of the 5th IR and Neutralizing Negative Consequences. For that, Advanced Frameworks are Required.

APPENDIX A.

Getting More From This Book

 

  • Informational Overview of Deep Knowledge Group Policy and Governance Activities

  • Deep Knowledge Group General Partner Dmitry Kaminskiy’s Role as Co-Founder of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity Secretariat

  • Aging Analytics Agency: Supporting Partner of the UK APPG for Longevity, Founding Partner of the APPG for Longevity Secretariat, and Official Member of the United Nations NGO Committee on Ageing

  • Aging Analytics Agency’s Longevity Policy and Governance Special Analytical Case Studies and National/International Policy Proposals

  • Aging Analytics Agency Appointed to Conduct Contracted Analytics by Inward Investment Arm of Manchester Municipal Government (GMA Combined Authority)

APPENDIX B.

Interactive Longevity Politics, Policy and Governance Navigator

 

  • Updated Global Overview and International Benchmarking (Ranking) of Actual Progress in Optimizing National Longevity, Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE), HALE Gap (HALE vs. Normal Life Expectancy), and Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALY)

  • Benchmarking (Ranking) of Region-Specific Success Rates in Translating Longevity Development Plans and Industrial Strategies (Theory) into Practical Results (Reality)

  • Tangible Quantitative Frameworks for Improving the Execution of National Longevity Plans and Industrial Strategies: Data-Driven Approaches to Realistic Strategy Formulation, Tangible Progress Tracking, Execution and Maximizing Societal Dividends

  • Algorithmically Forecasting the Future of Longevity Politics in 2025 and in 2030

Chapter 1. Longevity Policy Will Define Global Humanity by 2030
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  • The challenges and opportunities of the Aging Population and Human Longevity lie at the direct intersection of society’s most pressing problems and important values

  • Longevity is a direct responsibility of governments, which are obligated to maintain and optimize the health and wealth of their nation, their citizens and their economy

  • National Healthy Longevity and Longevity Industrialization are the most powerful tools at governments’ disposal to achieve economic stability and societal prosperity

  • Just as advances in Longevity expanded past the point of scientists from 2010-2015, necessitating involvement from Industry Professionals and Investors, it has now reached its next inflection point, requiring dedicated and proactive governmental involvement to maintain its continued positive trajectory of development, diversification and stablizations

Chapter 2. The Big Longevity Mindset Gap -
Why Governments Are Focusing on the Problem of Aging Instead of the Opportunity of Longevity
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  • Most governments are currently limited by the Big Longevity Mindset Gap and the vast disproportion between Age-Friendly (20th Century) vs. Longevity-Friendly (21st Century) governance attitudes

  • The majority of regions still need to proactively transition from policies focused on neutralizing aging toward policies that facilitate, enable and foster Healthy Longevity

  • While technological, technocratic and  industrial revolutions have enabled governments to theoretically implement Longevity-oriented programs and policies with unprecedented speed and skill, the mindset they are using to consider aging vs. Longevity remains a major bottleneck. 

  • Governments need to realize that Longevity  lies at the socioeconomic heart of the fate of Nations, and that Longevity Industrialization Will enable not just avoidance of economic loss, but unprecedented growth of economic stability.
     

Chapter 3. The Rise of Longevity Technocracies
  • The rise of progressive Longevity MegaHubs and Technocracies

  • The concept of Longevity Valley: The world’s first Longevity-Friend Cities and Integrated Longevity Hubs

  • Benchmarking top contenders (Cities and Municipalities) for establishing the first Longevity Valley by 2025

  • The evolution of the Longevity Valley into Longevity State: the world’s first truly progressive Longevity Nation, Prioritizing Human Longevity at the center of their industrial and innovation economy 

  • Benchmarking top contenders for establishing the first Longevity State (AKA Longevity Nation) by 2030

  • The non-linear rate of DeepTech progress makes it inevitable that Longevity will emerge as a new and fundamental political asset class of the 21st century

  • How increased Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE) and Quality-Adjusted Life Expectancy (QALY) will become a fundamental citizen right by 2030

Chapter 4: Longevity Policy in Practice 2021: Progressive vs. Regressive Approaches to Longevity Governance
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  • Key characteristics of Longevity Progressive vs Regressive regions, territories and municipalities.

  • National outlook: top Contenders for establishing the first Longevity State by 2030

  • Municipal outlook: top contenders for the first Longevity Valley by 2025

  • All top-contenders for establishing the first Longevity Valley by 2025 and the first true Longevity State by 2030 are characterized by a disproportion between the two major pillars of Progressive Longevity Governance: strategy formulation, and strategy execution. 

  • The size and nature of these disproportions vary from territory to territory, and all regions surveyed in the present essay have a clear, definitive path towards neutralizing these disproportions and maximizing their likelihood for Longevity Governance success. 

  • The integral, synergetic optimization of these twin pillars is the key that will determine who will emerge as the first true Longevity Valley, and the first Longevity State.

PART II. Next Generation Data-Driven Analytics for Structuring

Tangible Longevity Policy and Governance

  • The acceleration, evolution and multiplication of Longevity complexity: from geroscience (1x complexity) to industrialization (10x complexity) to politics (100x mega-complexity) 

  • Data science driven technologies, AI-enabled algorithmic frameworks and sophisticated modern approaches for successfully overcoming the unprecedented complexity of Longevity Governance

  • Longevity Policy and Governance Big Data Analytical Dashboard: realtime competitive intelligence, market, sector and economy analytics, and benchmarking of Longevity Policy (plans & strategies) and Politics 

Chapter 5: The Big Longevity Analytical Gap: Governments Lack the Systems and Technologies Required for Effective Planning, Forecasting and Decision Making

  • The technologies and frameworks that governments are using for healthcare, demography and Longevity-related economic planning, benchmarking, present-state assessments and predictive forecasting are extremely outdated in comparison with other sectors and industries.

  • Given the scope of market-ready approaches to more tangible and reliable methods of analytics and predictive forecasting, an overhaul is required to optimize governance, policy and strategic decision making.

Chapter 6: Longevity Policy and Governance Analytics: The Need for Data-Driven Systems to Understand and Forecast the Complex Dynamics of Longevity Societies & Economies
  • Healthcare and Longevity industries are often underfunded, and their importance is underestimated by the decision-makers, while most of the analytical capacities are dedicated to the commercial and military industries. 

  • Governments need to pay more attention to healthcare and health tech in order to accelerate the potential paradigm shift towards Longevity-oriented societies.

  • Aging Analytics Agency has already developed a data-driven Longevity Governance Big Data Analytics Platform that can be used for decision-makers and policymakers. 

  • It uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capacities to propose solutions to the current problems of societies in general and the healthcare industry in particular, tuned to the specifics of nations and municipalities. 

Chapter 7: Longevity Policy and Governance Big Data Analytical Dashboard  (Deep Comparative Multiparametric Analysis of National Healthcare Systems)
  • Aging Analytics Agency’s Longevity Policy and Governance Big Data Analytical Dashboard was built to offer tangible and practical Longevity Policy and Governance recommendations tuned to the specifics of individual countries.

  • As one of the dashboard’s proof of concept studies, 50 countries were analyzed in terms of the strengths and weaknesses of their healthcare systems, which were used as the raw inputs for country-specific practical recommendations.

  • The pilot study enabled regional benchmarking of Longevity Policy and Governance Progressiveness, utilizing 240 parameters applied to 50 countries (12,000 data points in total). 

Chapter 8: AI-Driven Analytical Systems for Semi-Automated SWOT Analysis, Actionable Long-term Forecasting and Practical Recommendations for Good Governance

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  • Aging Analytics Agency has created its own tool for assessing the level of development of the country's Longevity infrastructure, utilizing data science, AI and machine learning for Longevity Governance Analytics. 

  • Users of the tool, including government officials or stakeholders, can determine the current level of Longevity development within a particular economy and obtain appropriate recommendations tuned to their specific regional strengths, weaknesses and circumstances.

  • The methodology utilizes AI to derive semi-automated practical recommendations based on assessment of
    qualitative indicators across 7 broad metric classes.

Longevity Policy and Governance Big Data Analytical Dashboard Scope of Data Science Methodologies and Technologies

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  • The technologies (AI, ML, algorithms, data aggregation, mathematical transformations) that are applied for various components of Aging Analytics Agency’s Longevity Policy and Governance Big Data Analytical Dashboard are listed below.

Chapter 9: Semi-Automated Longevity Governance SWOT Analysis and Practical Recommendation System: UK Proof of Concept Study

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  • From 2020 - 2021, Aging Analytics Agency developed and refined an AI and machine learning-driven Semi-Automated Longevity Policy SWOT Analysis and Practical Recommendation System.

  • The system enables a complex set of recommendations for any country to be made by analyzing its health status, government care, government policy, demography, society, ecology, and economy.

  • This has been applied to the United Kingdom as a proof of concept study, identifying many areas in which the UK Government can improve their strategy to add 5 extra years of Healthy Longevity to its citizens by 2035.

Chapter 10: Semi-Automated Longevity Policy Analytics and Benchmarking - UK House of Lords And Healthy Ageing Industrial Strategy Special Case Study
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  • In 2019, Aging Analytics Agency submitted evidence that was incorporated into a UK House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee on ageing population.

  • In 2021, Aging Analytics Agency applied its Semi-Automated Longevity Policy SWOT Analysis and Practical Recommendation System in practice, using the UK House of Lords’ Report as proof of concept study. 

  • The project also benchmarked the report’s recommendations alongside Aging Analytics Agency’s own updated recommendations to the UK government, identifying many unaddressed challenges and recommendations to increase the likelihood of achieving the UK government’s 2035 Goal.

Chapter 11: Municipal Longevity Policy And Governance Analytics: Manchester (UK) Special Case Study

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  • Aging Population is one of the UK’s four grand challenges in the government’s Industrial Strategy

  • Manchester as an age-friendly city

  • The leading Longevity companies and investors in Greater Manchester

  • Main R&D Longevity Hubs of Greater Manchester

  • Trends and prospects of the Longevity Industry in the Greater Manchester Area

PART III. Evolution from the Concept of Longevity Hubs in 2021 to Longevity Valley by 2025 and Longevity State by 2030
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  • The rise of the first true Longevity Valley by the year 2025

  • The rise of the first true Longevity State (Longevity Nation) by the year 2030

  • Full-scope Longevity Industrialization (Biomedicine + Tech + Finance) is national governments’ most powerful and efficient tool for boosting economic growth, maintaining socio-economic stability, preventing economic decline & maximizing societal benefit and dividends

  • The evolution of the Longevity Valley into Longevity State: the world’s first truly progressive Longevity Nation, prioritizing Human Longevity at center of economic strategy and vision 

  • Special benchmarking case study: Top contenders for establishing the first Longevity State by 2030 (Switzerland, Singapore, Israel)

Chapter 12: The Big Longevity Hub Gap: Many Age-Friendly Cities,
Zero Longevity-Friendly Hubs
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  • Governments around the world are making important progress towards the creation of age-friendly cities and several age-friendly cities can already be found around the world. This, however, is not enough.

  • A fundamental shift is needed towards the creation of  Longevity-friendly cities that would combine all the facets of the Longevity Industry for maintaining an optimal state of wealth and health in the age of Healthy Longevity.

  • These would be focused on empowering the elderly and the middle-aged physically, mentally and financially.

  • The current top contenders for facilitating the transition from age-friendly to Longevity-friendly cities include the UK, Israel and Switzerland.

Chapter 13: The Concept of the Longevity Valley: Full-Scope Longevity

Industrialization to Unite the Health and Wealth of the Nation

  • A paradigm shift is transpiring as health is being perceived as the new wealth and a transition from age-friendly cities to Longevity-friendly cities is currently in process.

  • With the necessary incentives, certain municipalities, if properly managed and governed, will eventually become “Longevity Valleys”: clusters of industry where the four pillars of the Longevity Industry – Geroscience,  P4 Medicine, AgeTech, and Longevity Finance – can grow and strengthen. 

  • The top contenders for establishing the first Longevity Valley by 2025 are Manchester, Geneva, Tel Aviv, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, and California.

  • Fast and efficient progress towards Longevity Valley status requires several “age-friendly” qualities to be met, which are mentioned in the beginning of this chapter as charted by WHO.

  • As the Silver Tsunami begins to materialize, its impact is bringing about a number of challenges such as higher healthcare (especially long-term care) costs, a retirement crisis, and poverty among the elderly, among other issues.  However, increased Longevity also presents a number of opportunities, both societal and economic.

  • The shaping of Longevity-friendly cities exemplifies the tremendous opportunities our response to the Silver Tsunami can bring as overall life expectancy and health increase.

  • In the near future, ‘age-friendly’ cities will be superseded by ‘Longevity-friendly’ cities that combine all facets of the Longevity industry, empowering the elderly and middle-aged to remain professionally, mentally, socially and economically active for as long as possible.

Chapter 14: The Evolution From the Concept
of Longevity Valley to the Concept of Longevity State
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  • The rise of the first true Longevity State (Longevity Nation) by the year 2030

  • Full-scope Longevity Industrialization (Biomedicine + Tech + Finance) is national governments’ most powerful and efficient tool for boosting economic growth, maintaining socio-economic stability, preventing economic decline and maximizing societal benefits and dividends

  • The evolution of the Longevity Valley into Longevity State: the world’s first truly progressive Longevity Nation, prioritizing Human Longevity at center of economic strategy and vision 

  • Special benchmarking case study: Top contenders for establishing the first Longevity State by 2030 (Switzerland, Singapore, Israel, United Kingdom, and Japan)

Chapter 15: The Current State of Longevity Policy (Theory)
in 2021: Global Benchmarking
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  • Updated global overview and international benchmarking (ranking) of National Longevity industrial strategies, policies and initiatives 2021

  • Bridging the gap between theory (National Longevity plans and industrial strategies) and Practice (tangible optimization of National Healthy Longevity)

  • The Longevity-Focused vision and ambition of national governments has increased dramatically

  • Governmental will and commitment are secured in an Increasing number of progressive nations

  • Governments remain severely limited by a lack of modern approaches for strategy execution

  • Data-Driven approaches to optimize practical execution of National Longevity Policy are still required

Chapter 16: The Current State of Longevity Politics (Practice)
in 2021: Global Benchmarking
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  • Updated Global Overview and International Benchmarking (Ranking) of Actual Progress in Optimizing National Longevity, Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE), HALE Gap (HALE vs. Normal Life Expectancy), and Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALY)

  • Benchmarking (Ranking) of Region-Specific Success Rates in Translating Longevity Development Plans and Industrial Strategies into Practical Results

  • Tangible Quantitative Frameworks for Improving the Execution of National Longevity Plans and Industrial Strategies: Data-Driven Approaches to Realistic Strategy Formulation, Tangible Progress Tracking, Execution and Maximizing Societal Dividends

PART IV. Global Longevity Politics: Challenges and

Opportunities of Longevity Politics in Europe, Asia, North

America, MENA and Latin America

  • While commonalities and universalities within Longevity Governance exist, the majority of outcomes necessitate adapting Longevity Strategy formulation and execution to the specifics of different regions, whether they are nations or municipalities.

  • Different territories have distinct Longevity-related strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities, tuned to their own economic, demographic and technological circumstances.

  • For this reason, a deeper dive into the specific present state and future of Longevity Governance in Europe, Asa, North America, MENA and Latin America is warranted - which is the major aim of PART IV of this book.

Chapter 17: Regional Spotlight: Top Challenges and
Opportunities for Longevity Policy in the UK
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  • The UK as the first government to prioritize national healthy Longevity, and Longevity industrialization as central to their economic vision

  • UK has the first necessary component of a Longevity progressive nation: political will and governmental commitment

  • Aging Society Grand Challenge Industrial Strategy Fund and All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity

  • 2035 goal (adding 5 extra years of Healthy Longevity to all UK citizens by the year 2035)

  • UK international strengths: competitive Longevity industry landscape, prevention-focused healthcare system, strong position in international AI race, strong financial sector, and high GDP)

  • However, the UK still faces challenges with strategy execution

Chapter 18: Regional Spotlight:  Top Challenges &
Opportunities for Longevity Policy in the US
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  • The United States is the leading example of a nation with the untapped, uncaptured and unrealized potential to become the first Longevity state by 2030.

  • The USA’s raw resources to become Longevity progressive greater than any other are its

    • High GDP, 

    • Competitive economy, 

    • Robust financial sector, 

    • Large pool of investment capital, 

    • Leading position in the global AI race,

  • Possession of the largest proportion of Longevity startups, corporations, investors, R&D hubs, non-profits, labs, and scientists.

  • But the United States lacks the first fundamental component of a Longevity State: Top-level governmental recognition of Longevity as central to its political, healthcare, and federal economic agenda.

  • The US can only become Longevity-progressive via a complete strategic and political overhaul, combined with a strong recognition of Longevity prioritization by the Federal United States Government.

Chapter 19: Regional Spotlight: Top Challenges and
Opportunities for Longevity Policy in Europe
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  • Europe at a crossroads with growing economy and accelerated Aging Population

  • Can Europe create the world’s first multi-government International Longevity Development Plan, leveraging Cross-Nation Coordination for rapid strategy implementation and execution by uniting strengths and neutralizing disadvantages?

  • Key Longevity hotspots and hubs in Europe: Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Germany

  • Key opportunities and challenges for Europe at intersection of Aging and Longevity

  • Can Europe utilize cross-border synergy and cooperation to become the most Longevity-Progressive continent by the year 2030?

Chapter 20: Regional Spotlight: Top Challenges &
Opportunities for Longevity Policy in Asia
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  • Asia’s unique challenges: Aging population and wide disparities between most developed and least developed regions and territories in the Asian continent

  • Asia’s unique opportunities: High degree of DeepTech commoditization and social comfortability with emerging technologies; competitive levels of digitization and innovation economy; strong focus on preventive health and digital health

  • Asia as the ‘7th continent’ and epicenter of ‘Silver Wealth’ (greatest proportion of elderly wealth in the world)’, and its basis as the Longevity finance hub of 2030 

  • Why the future of Longevity might be Asian

Chapter 21: Regional Spotlight: Top Challenges &
Opportunities for Longevity Policy in North America
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  • North America is home to the most significant proportion of Longevity startups, corporations, investors, financial institutions and R&D hubs, yet has one of the lowest levels of Longevity progressiveness

  • An overabundance of raw resources characterizes North America to become the first Longevity State and complete absence of governmental will and recognition

  • How a data-driven and tangible analytical overhaul of North America’s political agenda, economic vision and governmental strategic priorities could allow North America to establish the first true Longevity continent by the year 2030

Chapter 22: Regional Spotlight: Top Challenges &
Opportunities for Longevity Policy in Gulf/MENA
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  • The Gulf/MENA region has a significant window of Longevity opportunity due to its low levels of population aging. With the economic resources that they have for health care development, these territories can become Longevity Megahubs. 

  • A high incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among the population (and diabetes in particular) creates a national population health deficit. 

  • Governments’ efforts and initiatives towards promoting a healthy lifestyle and a paradigm shift from treatment to prevention are needed to mitigate the outcomes of the current situation. 

  • Large economic reserves, a shift toward digital and innovation economy sectors, and a strong prioritization of AI place the Gulf/MENA territories at a strategic advantage above other regions. 

  • The primary focus and support of the concept of “Healthtech Smart Cities” could very quickly and rapidly transition to AI-Driven Longevity valleys as soon as 2025 if a significant paradigm shift occurs. 

Chapter 23: Regional Spotlight: Top Challenges &
Opportunities for Longevity Policy in Latin America
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  • Latin American countries have a specific window of opportunity to become  Longevity Valleys to benefit from the demographic dividend. However, to preserve this advantage,

  • Longevity-related actions are needed now, which seems impossible because there are more significant issues to tackle. 

  • Those issues include corruption, unemployment and lack of economic growth, political instability, and governmental weaknesses. There are other issues. However, these three are the most significant ones requiring immediate attention. 

  • There are no particular Longevity-related initiatives in the Latin American region because the region requires the tackling of other significant but essential issues and then switching to the advanced ones such as the implementation of the Longevity-related initiatives and switching to P4 Medicine. 

Chapter 24: National Case Studies: Singapore (Governance), Switzerland (Finance), Israel (Technology)
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  • Top contenders for establishing the first Longevity state by 2030, prioritizing human Longevity at center of economic strategy and vision

  • Singapore as a tiger economy with diverse government programs and a strong focus on continuing education for the elderly and AgeTech, as well as the highest level of Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE) and very competitive Hale Gap.

  • Switzerland's strong bioscience initiative, diverse policies for the elderly in a small geographic area, and incredibly strong prospects for emerging as the top Longevity financial industry hub

  • Israel’s national master plan on aging, strong political support for the elderly, joint geroscience research initiative with the UK and status as major tech hub.

PART XV. The Ethics of Longevity Politics: Challenges and

Opportunities on the Path Toward National Longevity Economies

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  • Ageism and AgeTech: The elderly as the most politically powerful but also most under-represented, unsupported and marginalized demographic of electorate

  • Longevity and Inequality: How Longevity will maximize QALY for all demographics

  • Lifelong support and maintenance of health, wealth and QALY across full lifecycle will become a basic human right demanded by citizens

  • Frameworks for simultaneously neutralizing Longevity-Related challenges and maximizing Longevity-Derived dividends for society

Chapter 25: Longevity Ethics: How Potential Negative Societal Outcomes Resulting from Longevity Can be Proactively Optimized to Ensure Global Longevity Harmonization
  • An orientation towards the long-term prospects of the people over their lifetimes is needed from politicians to change this situation, and the attitude to aging in general needs a significant change.

  • The prospect of a rapidly aging population in Europe has alerted the EU and member states to consider new forms of civic engagement.

  • Longevity will maximize healthspan and QALY for all demographics. The technologies available for HNWIs will, with time and the continued development of the Longevity Industry, become accessible to the people with the lowest incomes.

  • Direct governmental support towards lifelong healthspan and wealthspan extension will become a fundamental right of every citizen and will be demanded from national and municipal governments and their elected officials. Hence, these initiatives need to commence as soon as possible.

  • Humankind needs to change its existing strategies, adopting and creating new practices that will be fitting to the future reality of Healthy Longevity and prolonged healthspan, in order to ensure the Longevity-related challenges are mitigated or eliminated.

  • Each social life sector provokes its own Longevity-related challenges needing a particular framework of actions to maximize the Longevity-derived dividends for society.

Chapter 26: Health of Nations at the Intersection

of Longevity and Pandemics

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  • Longevity, biodefense, pandemics and Health as New Wealth, and intersections of Longevity and biodefense threats

  • Enhanced immunity as a critical factor in both healthy Longevity and preventive defense against pandemics

  • Aging Population and the critical national bottleneck of demographic groups at extreme risk of pandemic-related illness, prolonged disease and mortality

  • COVID-19 is fueling biotech and healthcare industry growth and investments, and driving recognition by governments of population health as a major national asset 

  • COVID-19 created a Manhattan Project mindset for governments, and accelerated practical action; why Aging Population & Longevity need the same mindset now

Chapter 27: FemTech, Female Health and Simplistic Competition (20th Century) vs. Sophisticated Competition (21st Century)
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  • It can be noticed that certain sectors of regenerative medicine and digital health are being filled with female entrepreneurs. The collective name for these emerging sectors is “FemTech”: technology by women for women.

  • Much of FemTech is concerned with ovarian rejuvenation, in vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility tracking, and hormone replacement. This we call FemTech Longevity. FemTech can boost the Longevity industry as this sub-division of HealthTech is developing rapidly in some countries. The values promoted by famous FemTech entrepreneurs correlate with the Longevity industry values. 

  • This influx of female leadership into Longevity is fortunate and should be encouraged, as the advancement of the Longevity Industry as a whole will require implementation of feminine virtues, not simplistic competitiveness between sectors, countries and companies.

Chapter 28: National Longevity Strategy Case Study:
The Blueprint for an Actionable, Tangible and Responsible
National Longevity Development Plan
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  • My vision of Longevity is about bringing people together to live a life of health and fulfillment by adding QALY and HALE to a human’s life, making one economically active until the very last days of one’s life.

  • We are about to engulf the world with ideas and strategies that are going to change the fabric and quality of life for everyone.

  • The provision of national initiatives such as social care, financial reforms, and infrastructure for precision medicine ecosystems; and intergovernmental initiatives for marshaling key technologies, resources, and experts from nations around the world, are all key to moving Longevity forward.

  • The Silver Tsunami is a wake-up call from reality that we should hold this right near and dear in our hearts and minds. We have the right to live long and healthy, and we should fight for it. The war for Longevity has begun.

Chapter 29: Modern GovTech Driven Solutions
for the Paradigm Shift from “Healthcare” (Reaction Sick-Care)
to Precision Health (Prevention Health-Care)
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  • The features that make for a good healthcare system include the full utilization of GovTech-driven solutions and approaches. 

  • Due investment in information technology and in research and development is key to making healthcare systems more efficient.

  • Attention to aged care, as in Japan; to mental well-being, a mark of the Australian system; and to providing a choice of providers and services to the patient, as seen in France, are fundamental to an effective and optimized healthcare system.

  • As the rise of GovTech is being felt all over the world, governments have no excuse not to utilize these advanced forms of technology to optimize and build modernized healthcare systems that are able to lead in Precision Health.

Chapter 30: How Longevity Will Define
and Decide the Fate of Nations in the Next 10 Years
  • Being a fundamentally new type of political asset, Longevity has emerged at the intersection of national Health and Wealth, the 5th Industrial Revolution, and National Economy 2.0. Soon, it will become even more valuable due to the development of the Longevity Industry.

  • People worldwide will demand proof of added HALE (Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy) and QALY (Quality-Adjusted Life Expectancy) from their governments by 2030. The latter will need to be prepared for this now.

  • Longevity will become a fundamental pillar of developed nations’ economies.

  • Longevity presents developed nations and mega-economies with both opportunities and challenges. The ways of overcoming these challenges are described in the previous chapters of this book.

  • In the 21st century, Longevity has become a new political priority, and reality. It is now part of a new reality that has emerged at the intersection of Aging Population and Longevity Industrialization. Political systems worldwide will, therefore, need to work hard to neutralize the risks of aging and take advantage of the opportunities presented by National Healthy Longevity. By achieving synergy between their citizens’ healthspan and wealthspan, governments can successfully cope with the upcoming Silver Tsunami crisis and ensure prosperity for their citizens. 

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PART VI. The Bright Future of Next Generation Politics as

Driving Force of 5th Industrial Revolution

  • Longevity represents a fundamentally new type of political asset class at the heart of national economies most pressing challenges and opportunities, and will determine the future socioeconomic health and wealth of nations.

  • It also constitutes one of the main drivers in an ongoing paradigm shift that I call the 5th Industrial Revolution..

  • Klaus Schwab defined the 4th Industrial Revolution, which is the present (2020). Kurzweil and others defined Singularity, which is expected to occur by 2045. 

  • In between these two paradigms will  be the 5th Industrial Revolution (5th IR), which will emerge as a transition point between 2030-3035 - or sooner, if the right approaches are applied.

  • There are, however, many challenges to manifesting the best socioeconomic and geopolitical potentials of the 5th IR and neutralizing negative consequences. For that, advanced frameworks are required.

  • Defining the exact parameters of this period, and formulating the frameworks necessary to accelerate its emergence, and to neutralize the various technological, existential, socioeconomic and geopolitical threats and risks that it presents, and to optimize the practical delivery of its many benefits to humanity is the mission of my forthcoming book, of which this chapter serves as a preview.

Longevity Politics - Afterword by Dmitry Kaminskiy

The global megatrend of Longevity industrialization has progressed substantially over the past five years, with the mission of extending Healthy Human Longevity. It has grown from a fringe area of science into a major strategic priority, increasingly adopted by large and reputable investors, the conservative scientific community, entrepreneurs and start-ups, financial corporations, and (as this book has demonstrated) even entire governments.

 

In this time span, we have seen major national governments declare their aging populations to be one of their largest strategic challenges and publicly commit to the optimization of National Healthy Longevity (as the UK has done with their goal of adding five extra years of socially inclusive Healthy Longevity to their population by the year 2035). We have seen the rise of municipal Longevity industrial strategies, the formation of dedicated parliamentary groups for Longevity, and the topic of Longevity enter the mainstream political arena. While the boldest and most tangible examples of government adoption of Longevity as a major policy platform priority are few, I am confident that many more are soon to follow.

 

In the last few years, we have also seen some newly defined terms enter into the political vocabularies of global political society for measuring Healthspan – the number of years a person can live free from age-related disease, illness, and dysfunction. Perhaps the two most important of these metrics are “Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy” (HALY) and “Quality-Adjusted Life Years” (QALY). The nations that achieve national HALE and QALY will come to be seen as the first true “Longevity States,” while the regions and municipalities to achieve this – the industry clusters that serve as the engines of this change – will come to be recognized as the first true “Longevity Valleys.” In addition to this, the nations and regions that demonstrate a commitment to creating Longevity Valleys and Longevity States will create a new kind of integrated “health-wealth haven” to which HNWIs and foreign investors will migrate to for the sake of their own Healthspans and Wealthspans.

 

We have even seen the prospect of technologically increased HALY and QALY impacting investor expectations and the lifestyle priorities driving the choices of UHNWIs. In 2018, UBS Investor Watch reported that “more than half of wealthy investors expect to live for 100 years” and that “nine in 10 investors are taking steps in response to increasing life expectancy such as adjusting spending habits and financial plans, and allocating their wealth to long-term investments.” It concluded that “[f]or the world’s wealthy, living a 100-year life is not an outcome they consider a mere possibility. It’s one they expect.” We are beginning to see a rapidly increasing number of UHNWIs embrace the notion of Health as New Wealth and the concept of health and Healthspan as an entirely new asset class.

 

In financial circles, talk of solutions is now as common as talk of the problems posed by demographic aging, and Healthspan extension is now a logical topic of discussion for world-leading healthcare thought-leaders, business analysts, investors, and other industry professionals foreseeing a future where Healthy Longevity becomes an asset. Municipal and national governments have also begun shifting their priorities towards this trend, outlining their plans on how to support Longevity industrialization within their borders. Some are even going so far as to publicly commit to the maintenance and optimization of their citizens’ Healthy Longevity as well.

This shift in governmental attitudes from an aging-reactive position (reactively trying to neutralize the economic burden of the growing proportion of the population that is aged 60 and older) to a Longevity-proactive position (the support of methods to extend the period of healthy, productive lifespan) could not have come at a better time. 

 

The emergence of government efforts not just to avoid the challenges of aging but support and develop the massive socioeconomic opportunities of Longevity (extending the period of workforce participation and productivity, lowering the healthcare burden of old-age care, and reaping economic growth as a result of Longevity industrialization) has been similarly timely. 

 

Governments now have all the required technologies and tools available to improve the health of their citizens. Therefore, any failure to do so is entirely the result of a lack of will and responsibility, not a lack of technology or resources. For this reason, only those governments willing to embrace the integral use of modern technologies and deep AI-driven comparative analytics to optimize their political and industrial Longevity strategies will be likely to succeed. 

 

As developments in this arena continue, we can expect that the maintenance, optimization, and extension of citizens’ healthy lifespan will come to be seen as a fundamental right of citizens and the duty of governments to guarantee it. It can be expected that, by the year 2030, the electorates of most developed nations will demand that their governments fulfill this duty.

 

The political, economic, and industrial capital that municipal and national governments control and dispense is larger than that of any other industry stakeholder. Not only that, but the stakes are proportionately higher since governments are tasked with maintaining and optimizing the wellbeing and quality of life of their entire population and the size, integrity, and stability of their entire national economy. 

 

The extent to which governments work to proactively support and develop the emerging national asset class of Healthy Longevity will determine which nations thrive in the face of the “Silver Tsunami,” the wave of global population aging sweeping from east to west. It will also determine which countries succeed in not only avoiding massive economic shortfalls as a result of population aging but in leveraging the global megatrend of Longevity industrialization to create new sources of economic growth and stability for the benefit of their own citizens and economies.

 

In 2021, this upward trajectory of global Longevity Industry development has now reached a point where politicians and governments have become major actors and drivers of growth in the Longevity Industry. Within the next few years, they will begin to serve not just a complementary and accelerative role in the further development of the Global Longevity Industry, but a systemic, fundamental, and essential one. 

 

As we near the end of 2021 and face the beginning of 2022, it is clear that the age of Longevity Politics has already begun.

About the Author

Mr. Kaminskiy serves as managing trustee of Biogerontology Research Foundation, the UK’s oldest Longevity focused charity, and Head of International Development of the Longevity International UK - the Secretariat for the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity, the world’s first official parliamentary group specifically dedicated to Longevity.