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Hammond said 600 million people in Southeast Asia have been lifted out of abject poverty since 2001, with more being helped through ethical and sustainable decisions than were helped by foreign aid.
"If you give a young man in a poor country a job, training and career path, you reduce the violence of terrorism," he said.
Currently, about 2 billion of the world's poorest people who live in the 58 poorest countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, are playing no role in globalization, Hammond said. But, it is important that they be brought into globalization.
"There's an African saying, 'If you don't include a boy in the village, he will come back as a man and burn the village down.' ... We in the developed world cannot afford to ignore the poorest 2 billion people."
The last megatrend Hammond cited was multiple revolutions in health science.
These include the coming availability of technology to record every child's DNA at birth as well as advances in stem cell technology, both of which will have huge implications for the health and lifespan of today's humans.
"Most of you in this room will live at least 20 years longer than you expect," he said. "Factor that into your pension plan. And, most children today will live for almost infinity."