Today, I see people ages 55 and older continue to live out the views, ambitions, and social change that set the boomer generation apart from all others. Those ambitions and our unwavering drive to live life on our own terms — and change the world doing it — are real and measurable.
However, I also see how seniors are facing incredible hardships. Millions of people age 55 and older struggle to meet the basic needs — financial, health, mobility, social interaction, and caring for themselves and their families — we all share. They don’t want to let these challenges limit them or be a burden to others. They want to take back control.
As a life-long technologist, I have witnessed firsthand how technology disrupts entire industries. Kodak film and Polaroid instant cameras, for example, were obliterated by digital cameras. A few years later, the digital camera industry was upended by smartphones. That’s what technology does. It changes how we do things, and frequently, it makes the impossible possible.
Today, new technologies in biotechnology, health, fitness, nutrition, communications, entertainment, mobility, transportation, and home automation bring new opportunities to live longer, more productive, and healthier lives. And nowhere is this more true than it is in the senior demographic.
My goal with SeniorWire is to be a guide. I will try, test, review, and report on as many new assistive technologies as humanly possible and show you how they work and how to put them to use in your own life.
We’re going to disrupt aging with technology and information. It’s time to get moving, start living and restore health. Let’s make these the best years of our lives… together!
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