Toward Post Ageing

Technology in an Ageing Society

  • Katarina Friberg Felsted
  • Scott D. Wright

Part of the Healthy Ageing and Longevity book series (HAL, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Transcending Disciplinary and Paradigmatic Tensions in Gerontology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Katarina Friberg Felsted, Scott D. Wright
      Pages 3-19
    3. Katarina Friberg Felsted, Scott D. Wright
      Pages 21-43
  3. Toward Post Aging: A Critical Examination and Provisional Typology for Understanding the Varied Roles of Technology in an Aging Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Katarina Friberg Felsted, Scott D. Wright
      Pages 47-51
    3. Katarina Friberg Felsted, Scott D. Wright
      Pages 53-64
    4. Katarina Friberg Felsted, Scott D. Wright
      Pages 73-99
    5. Katarina Friberg Felsted, Scott D. Wright
      Pages 101-116
  4. The Next Inflection Point

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Katarina Friberg Felsted, Scott D. Wright
      Pages 119-136
    3. Katarina Friberg Felsted, Scott D. Wright
      Pages 137-140
    4. Katarina Friberg Felsted, Scott D. Wright
      Pages 141-146
    5. Katarina Friberg Felsted, Scott D. Wright
      Pages 147-153
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 155-157

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the emergent and expanding role of technologies that hold both promise and possible peril for transforming the ageing process in this century. It discusses the points and counterpoints of technological advances that would influence a reconstruction of what it means to age when embedded in a post-human vision for a post-biological future.

The book presents a provocative interdisciplinary meta-analysis that contrasts paradigms with inflection points, making the case that society has entered a new inflection point, provisionally labeled as Post Ageing. It goes on to discuss the moderate and radical versions of this inflection point and the philosophical issues that need to be addressed with the advent of post ageing activities: postponing and possibly ending ageing, primarily through technological advances.

This book will be a valuable resource for professionals who wish to review the continuum of varied constructs and intersects of technologies ranging from those purporting to enhance the activities of daily living in older adults, to those that would enable the older worker to stay competitive in the labor market, to those that propose to extend longevity and, ultimately, claim to transcend ageing itself—moving toward a transhumanistic domain, and more specifically, a post-ageing inflection point.

Keywords

Aging Ethical concerns Inflection points Modern ageing experience Post ageing Technological advances

Authors and affiliations

  • Katarina Friberg Felsted
    • 1
  • Scott D. Wright
    • 2
  1. 1.Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, College of NursingUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Gerontology Interdisciplinary ProgramUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09051-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09050-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09051-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-9007
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-9015
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