How tech can ease your fears about growing old

Hongkongers are living longer, but that may not be good news for everyone. Longevity is often associated with bad things. First, there is the constant fear that our savings may not be enough to cover our expenses after retirement. And elderly people are often regarded as a burden by society, given the mounting cost of healthcare. Growing old also implies we may no longer be able to make much of a contribution to society. But some believe the future could be different, thanks to new technology and devices. Yat Siu, chief executive officer of Outblaze, is one of them. Instead of treating people who are 70, 80 or older as a liability, Siu suggested a different angle: how new technology can help unlock their potential even at an advanced age.…


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