But the second factor is less obvious but in a lot of ways more insidious. Things are changing more and more quickly. Technology is developing exponentially. Biotech, nano-tech and artificial intelligence used to be stories of the future — now they are part of the present narrative.
Some technology, after only a few years, is already part of our past — does anyone own an iPod or MP3 player these days?
Welcome to the age of the long, quickening life. Are you agile enough to keep up and keep on going?