Interestingly, this trend may also have the positive outcome of *preventing* even more illness, compared to efforts to find cures for illness. For example, a moderate increase in stress-resiliency across a population could reduce by 2/3 the risk of stress-related disease.
Then, another Summit participant, a half-retired serial entrepreneur, offered this first-hand perspective:
I have seen this phenomenon in my own life. For the past 25 years I have been training my brain; meditation, vigorous mental stimulation, physical exercises and for the last 5 years exercising with computerized brain training programs. I self-monitor my emotions and general wellbeing every day. I am 78 years old and like anybody else confronted with the daily ups and down of life. What is very interesting to me is that at this point I do not panic or despair often anymore.…Less stress, more control of your emotions, hence better health.
Quoting William Gibson, “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.”