This past week, I attended the second Aging 2.0 Global Innovation Summit.
I wrote about the first one here. It's now a year later, and I would say that the health and aging experience of the average older adult still hasn't changed much.
But this perhaps isn't so surprising. It's been said that
"We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run."So presumably we're on track. The aging innovation community certainly seems to be growing and expanding its horizons, and this year again, I heard about many intriguing ideas and technologies.
I did live-tweet most of the summit, so for details on what was covered and what technologies were presented on stage, see the Storify here, or below. (Full disclosure: Aging 2.0 graciously extended a complimentary invitation to me.)
In the rest of this post, I'll share some thoughts on what stood out to me during the conference.