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Connective tech offers seniors independence – with tradeoffs

Younger generations aren’t the only ones balancing the benefits of technological innovation with drawbacks like digital addiction, privacy concerns and mental health effects.

In the final installation of a three-part longevity feature, Dr. Joe Coughlin, founder and director of the MIT AgeLab, discusses how future technological advances may affect the well-being of older individuals.

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Part 1: How well do our retirement assumptions align with reality?

Everyone has expectations about what their golden years will look like. But too often, retirement is thought of as a finish line – a destination, rather than a new, decades-long phase of life.

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Part 2: Unlocking the untapped potential of the Longevity Economy

Creating products that better fit the needs of older people isn’t just a nice thing to do – it’s a tremendous economic opportunity, one that offers wins for businesses and consumers alike.

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Recorded Dec. 12, 2021

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