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  • Technology can be utilized to extend life expectancy and quality of life.
  • People will have increased accessibility to healthcare at more affordable rates.
  • Gene therapy and DNA coding could be used to prevent health issues from occurring in the first place.

Aging is one of the most important topics in our society because it’s a concern for most people. Aging affects every aspect of your life - from your mental and physical health, to your finances, to your relationships with loved ones. As we live longer, these effects will only become more prominent. However, there are numerous ways that people can harness the power of technology to smooth the process and counter the effects of aging.

What contributes to the longevity of humans?

First, the question must be asked: What contributes most to the longevity of humans? Some believe that it's genetics, while others say it's diet and exercise. There’s also individuals who argue that it's how we live our lives - or more specifically, our levels of stress or anxiety.

In reality, everyone ages differently, but all three factors contribute to a person's lifespan. One person may see age-related issues exacerbated by chronic stress, while others may only be affected by their genetics.

One thing is for sure - as we start to take better care of ourselves and implement new technologies into our everyday routines, we should be able to live healthier lives and reduce the fear of growing old too quickly.

The future of aging

More than half of today's population is expected to be over the age of 65 by 2050. As a result, more people will need to work later into life, which will impact productivity and the economy.

Technology has the power to change this. As innovation continues to occur, new medical practices and approaches to healthcare will develop. Examples of this can already be identified, such as using technology to connect elders with their families and providing remote health services. These practices can improve mental health, which leads to improved physical health and extension of life.

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As time continues, technology will further improve and increase the possibilities/applications for the healthcare industry.

How technology affects aging

There are many ways that technology can help extend life expectancy & quality of life for individuals and society as a whole. For example, wearable technologies can monitor your heart rate and other basic statistics to keep track of your overall health.

Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa can handle everyday tasks that might have been difficult before, such as operating appliances or turning on lights or setting reminders for appointments. Virtual reality devices might provide therapy for those who are living with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Apps could help people live independently longer by providing them with personalized assistance at home.

Further in the future, technology such as artificial organs and tissue cloning may appear, allowing healthcare professionals to use the power of technology to directly address a patient’s issue. Gene therapy, DNA coding, and reverse cell aging could even be used to prevent issues from occurring in the first place.

Why society needs to embrace new technology

Society needs to embrace new technology because it will provide a new approach to life for everyone. People will have increased accessibility to healthcare at more affordable rates, solving healthcare crises around the world. Individuals can take greater risks since the consequences may not have such drastic, permanent effects (such as engaging in high impact sports). Humans can look forward to aging and experiencing the later stages of life, rather than dreading it.

New technology also provides a way for our society to stay more active and productive as we age. For instance, some companies have created robots that can help elderly people with everyday tasks. This means less time spent helping family members with chores and more time spent interacting with others in your community or volunteering your time to causes that you care about.

Conclusion

Aging is a large concern for many members of society because it can affect every aspect of your life. However, technology can be utilized to extend life expectancy & quality of life. People will have increased accessibility to healthcare at more affordable rates, solving healthcare crises around the world. Further in the future, we may see the introduction of gene therapy and DNA coding, which can prevent health issues from occurring in the first place. As a result of technological developments, humans can look forward to aging and experiencing the later stages of life, rather than dreading it.