By 2025, older people will compose a greater proportion of our society than at any time in human history. In the next decade, age-related illnesses and labor dynamics threaten to strain our institutions and support systems in unprecedented ways, upending assumptions about what it means to age well. The biological and cultural benchmarks we’ve taken for granted are shifting fundamentally. To address the varied and competing needs of aging in the next 10 years, we’ll look to both social and technological shifts to holistically support four core facets of aging well—body, mind, wealth, and relationships. The human experience of aging hangs in the balance.
The “Living Longer-Aging Well” map explores innovations that bring together shifts in society and technology to address people’s multifaceted needs.