Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news\u00a0items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day I read through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.Top-5 Futures for December 4th: Biology and Big Data Converge features how biology and big data converge, anti-ageing drugs, rocket landings, prosthetics, and robots.How biology and big data converge in the medicine worldFortune’s Cliff Leaf sits down David Agus, MD, Professor of Medicine and Engineering; Director at USC and J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. Co-founder, Executive Chairman and CEO, Human Longevity Inc.World\u2019s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120The world\u2019s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could see diseases like Alzheimer\u2019s and Parkinson\u2019s consigned to distant memory.\u00a0Scientists now believe that it is possible to actually stop people growing old as quickly and help them live in good health well into their 110s and 120s.Although it might seem like science fiction, researchers have already proven that the diabetes drug metformin extends the life of animals, and the Food and Drug Administration in the US has now given the go ahead for a trial to see if the same effects can be replicated in humans.Via The TelegraphBlue Origin’s\u00a0Historic Rocket LandingThis week\u00a0Blue Origin\u2019s New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas.Via TechCrunchCan Prosthetics Outperform Real Limbs? | Cyborg NationVia WIREDRobots expected to run half of Japan by 2035Data analysts Nomura Research Institute (NRI), led by researcher Yumi Wakao, figure that within the next 20 years, nearly half of all jobs in Japan could be accomplished by robots. Working with Professor Michael Osborne from Oxford University, who had previously investigated the same matter\u00a0in both the US and UK, the NRI team examined more than 600 jobs and found that “up to 49 percent of jobs could be replaced by computer systems,” according to Wakao.Via EngadgetSee the last 4 week\u2019s Top-5 Futures here:Top-5 Futures for November 27th: The Cyberspace RevolutionTop-5 Futures for November 20th: The Olympics for CyborgsTop-5 Futures for November 13th: 100% Renewable Energy by 2050Top-5 Futures for November 6th \u2013 Facebook\u2019s Unbelievable AI***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.