What will technology creation and use look like as the early adopter population ages? How can existing baby boomers — the pig in the python — contribute to and engage with the new tech economy? How can older adults keep up with younger generations in an increasingly digital, social, and mobile world?
The Washington Post hosted a half-day summit, Booming Tech, to address these topics and more. Sacha Pfeiffer moderated a quick conversation with Zach Hamed and myself. We offered a few ideas for ways older adults can benefit as consumers and creators of technology — which both of us owned up to using far too much. Also, don’t miss P.J. O’Rourke, who closed out the day with a hilarious take on what technology gets wrong.
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