Orb is raising $65,000 as part of an Indiegogo campaign for an amazing transmedia investigation into a topic that matters to each and every one of us. A topic as big as the world itself - our world’s global aging demographic bubble. Today there are 898 million people over 60 years old – comprising 12.3% of the global population. According to the United Nations, by 2050 there will be 2.1 billion elderly – making up over 22% of the projected global population. And by 2100, those over 60 could make up as much as 32% of the total population.
That’s right: in the coming years, a higher proportion of our population will be living into old age than ever before. This coming “gray wave” presents a real challenge to families, communities and countries.
Orb will dig deep to investigate a major question: Are we prepared to care for 2.1 billion elderly people? And, if not, how will we?
Click to view the full campaign including our pitch video, the impact of the story, more about our team, and how you can contribute! Of course, we’d love you to back the campaign – every dollar helps! And your help extending our reach beyond our existing community could be just as valuable as a monetary contribution.