Ponce de León was a 16th century Spanish explorer in search of the fountain of youth, a source of magical watercapable of reversing the aging process. Whether this tale existed at all, was a fleeting interest of King Ferdinand or a motivational tactic for his crew leading to the eventual discovery of Florida is open for historical speculation. However, by 2020, for the first time in history, people ≥65 years of age will outnumber children (<5 years of age) in the world.

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