Technology, Aging and the Coming Fifth Wave

Two powerful forces are converging to shape the future of aging: technology and rising expectations.

In their youth and middle age, the coming generation of older adults have enjoyed the most dramatic quality-of-life improvement in history. Now, they expect that to continue in old age — new and innovative ways to live a better life.

At the same time, technology continues to advance at an extraordinary rate. Smaller, cheaper, faster, smarter and increasingly connected technologies are enabling people of all ages and capabilities to live easier, more engaged and empowered lives.