Time keeps on slippin’ into the future until … you’ve fallen and you can’t get up. As people are living longer, tech companies and research institutions are trying to develop products to keep your golden years totally metal. It’s a hard problem to solve, and an equally hard set of solutions to market. The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik: Can We Live Longer but Stay Younger? “Engineering and promoting new products and services specially designed for the expanding market of the aged is a good way of going out of business. Old people will not buy anything that reminds them that they are old. They are a market that cannot be marketed to … We would rather suffer because we’re old than accept that we’re old and suffer less.” (Our kids are designed to make us feel old. Over the weekend, my son asked me if I know what a meme is. I’m like dude, how many times do I have to tell you I’m Dave effing Pell?!)

+ “Designers and companies of the world, you are badly serving an ever-growing segment of your customer base, a segment that you too will one day inhabit. Isn’t it time to reform: to make things that are functional and stylish, useable and accessible.” FastCo: I wrote the book on user-friendly design. What I see today horrifies me.