• Technology futures roadmap for the longevity economy

Briscoe, Gerard, 2022, Conference or Workshop, Technology futures roadmap for the longevity economy at 11th Inclusive Design (INCLUDE) Conference, London, UK, 22-23 Sep 2022.

Abstract or Description:

The Longevity Economy was recently estimated to generate nearly £11 trillion of economic activity, and there is considerable interest in emerging digital technologies that would bring living ‘longer’ closer to living ‘well’. While this promise is inspiring, older people are rarely consulted in development, and the Longevity Economy has an inherent duality, with the majority of older people having diverse functional capacity, and only a minority being disabled. Acknowledging this inherent duality leads to age-friendly design in the development of mainstream digital technologies, moving beyond medical products to aspirational age-inclusive design. However, this requires better understanding the relationship between emerging digital technologies and the future needs of older people in the Longevity Economy. We therefore considered Technology Futures, specifically age inclusivity through an enhancement model for the development of mainstream digital technologies. Therefore, offering enhancement for all ages with diverse functional capacity, inherently providing support for those with differing ability resulting from age or disability. We then identified emerging digital technologies significant to the inherent duality of the Longevity Economy. We present this in the form of a Technology Futures Roadmap, based upon Gartner’s Hype Cycle, sharing our understanding of the emerging technology landscape for our future selves.

Official URL: https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/inclu...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: Research & Innovation
Uncontrolled Keywords: technology; digital; futures; roadmap
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2022 13:07
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 13:07
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5162
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