There is a subhead, “Legacy of the void” in the Economics magazine (April 26 201f) article titled, “Demography, growth and inequality: Age Invaders” which deals with the influence and future prospect of rapidly aging population, particularly in developed countries.
The caption, “Legacy of the void” is preceded and followed by the following passages:
“In most of the rich world the workforce looks likely to shrink even if skilled oldies stay employed.
A smaller workforce need not dampen growth, though, if productivity surges. This is not something would expect to come about as a result of an ageing population. Plenty of studies show that most physical and many cognitive capacities decline with age.— A new analysis by Canadian academics suggest that raw brainpower peaks at 24. And ageing society may ossify." http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21601248-generation-old-people-about-change-global-economy-they-will-not-all-do-so
I suspect if it (Legacy of the Void) is a play on words with the title of the third version of computer game, “Star Craft II,” but don’t understand what the author meant by incorporating this phrase?
What does “Legacy of the void” mean in the context of the globally aging society, and how can I rephrase it in a short phrase?