The ageing of the population in the western world is changing society at a rapid pace, with profound implications for business and government.
As communities in the developed world become greyer, the impact on social infrastructure such as energy, transport, healthcare, welfare, environment and education will be significant.
In this paper (713 KB), Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer, Tim Chapman looks at how we are using technology to meet these changing requirements.
- The ageing of the population in the western world is changing society at a rapid pace.
- We need to make sure older people are not excluded from the benefits of digitalisation.
- Technology can make our longer lives safer and richer.
- This demographic shift is non-negotiable - we must embrace it and invest our efforts imaginatively.