As populations continue to age in most countries except in sub Saharan Africa and tribal areas of Asia, the population proportion susceptible to these dementias will continue to grow. And unfortunately, the regions of the world where young populations will continue to outnumber old populations for the foreseeable future, are also regions with populations possessing rather low average IQ. This means that more and more resources in the developed world will be spent on the tertiary care of dementia patients, while the undeveloped world is likely to sink below its pre-colonial baseline due to overpopulation.
At the same time, the developed world will be suffering from excessive debt, unwise immigration policies, and massively oversized governments of a parasitic nature. All of these problems will converge to make large-scale research programs very difficult to fund.
And so there is a sense of urgency now, not to waste resources on frivolous pursuits of an ideological nature, but to rather focus on problems which are critical and undeniable.
If we allow our best minds to slip away uncontested and un-utilised, we will be throwing away our chances to achieve longer, healthier, more fulfilling, more productive, wide-ranging lives.
We need to move beyond ideology, beyond political correctness, and dedicate ourselves to the very dangerous pursuit of an abundant human future.