Technology and an Aging Society – Elisabeth Baier

Technology and an Aging Society – Elisabeth Baier


[ELISABETH BAIER]
From a perspective of an aging society the problems are little bit different. Of course, you educate young people and use modern methods but then you have to also think about lifelong learning to make sure that a large part of the population is not left behind, but also able to take on technologies, new technologies, during their life span. And then you have, like, the “silver” generation, like people retired and then you have to find, well, different ways of educating them, also to take on new technologies which could ease their lives. And of course they are not within the usual, well the normal, education system anymore. Neither the people who are professionals in their jobs which need lifelong learning, nor, well, the silver generation. So, enterprises have to be willing to invest into these people to keep up their skills, so some money comes from there, from private funds, but there’s also of course governmental perception that there needs to be done more. So, of course, some of that education is also, well, publicly funded and of course, well, it needs a little bit of approaching these people more than young people, which would like to look forward to have a career, so you have to, well, do some, raise their sensibility for older people also to learn and, well, to learn how to use new technologies.

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