There’s yet another big announcement in the news about “tech for Baby Boomers” and surprise, it’s all about tracking meds, exercise, and doctors. They even call it “Silver Tech,” but the main goal is, I guess, to keep you chained to the medical-industrial complex.
Listen, app-developer-people, there is more to us older folks than how many pills we swallow or steps we take every day.
Not that exercise isn’t important, but how many different kinds of super-tracking pedometer devices do we need? And once we get ourselves to peak health, what do we do with that miraculous gift?
I think the developers see us as free-range patients. It’s only a matter of time until we’re placed into a care facility, and until then, we need to be medically monitored, nudged, reminded, and tracked. How very Soylent Green.
However, I assume these inventors are smart and well-intended, so in the interests of intergenerational partnership, let’s educate them. Let’s tell them what we really need. For example, how about an app that finds new artistic endeavors or volunteer activities? Or one that offers insights as to the maturing mind? Or even one that contemplates the meaning of the second half of life? Can you do that, kids? Thanks.
Anyway, here’s the big story if you’re interested. Meanwhile, if you find any tech for older people that doesn’t involve reminding us when we left the front door standing open, let me know.