The technologies that could transform aging

Technological innovations that transform the aging experience (and why these are not enough)


A look at some of the remarkable innovations that entrepreneurs are creating to help those older members of our society retain dignity and independence throughout their longer lives. Arguably, however, the article reminds us here at What’s neXT?! that these tools, in spite of their cutting edge technologies and genuine social purpose, reinforce perceptions of what it means to age and be old.

We need an equivalent flourishing of creative energy to develop solutions for those of us who might be chronologically old, but biologically and mentally in mid-life, to enable Transitioners to remind society that they have incredible wisdom, skills, and energy just looking for outlets. As our friend Carl Honoré notes, not Older but Bolder!


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