I was recently reading an article that pointed out that 1985 is the demarcation birth year between people born before and after the Internet as a part of growing up. This got me to thinking, will this also mean that those born after 1985 will be the first generation to successfully integrate technology into their elderly years on a large scale?
My family is an interesting example because my dad received his bachelors in computer science in 1980 (or so) and while he is still heavily using and understanding tech well into his 70's my mother is the exact opposite and has trouble even with DVD players.
I know a lot of people view the elderly as this large unchanging blob of people that have always been old but we know that is not true and that people move between age groups (in one direction) all the time. I think that skewed view comes from advertising and demographic surveys and leads people to forget that even old people were young once.