Do you really want a robot in your old age?
Talk by Edye Hoffmann
Saturday from 2:20 PM - 2:50 PM in Stage C
Technology seeks to ease our aging years with humanoid resources to replace care workers and improve our quality of life. But is that the answer for our 'golden' years? How do we plan and prepare for what's ahead? Depending on our genes and our jeans, we could live into our 100s but a lot rides on our perception of ageing and whether we want to do what our parents have done. Edye is a social anthropologist who works embedded with our older and oldest generations as they manage the challenges of ageing. Together, they witness success and failure; and they're circumspect about the power of Pepper and whether we even know what we want in our 80s, 90s, 100s and beyond.
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