" A firm in Germany has developed a suit that enables the young and fit to see what it's like to be old and frail. Those trying on the "Age Explorer" get a foretaste of life at 70.
In the youth-oriented culture of today, there is often a marked lack of sympathy for members of society over 65. As the world continues to be predominantly driven by all things "young", the limitations brought about by old age -- arthritis, stiffness, loss of hearing, and a general slowing down -- are often met with little understanding, or even outright contempt. "
Instant Aging with a Wearable Time Machine
My first thoughts, when reading this, were: ridiculous. But after reflecting that (and the fact that I got older last week :wink: ), I think, it's really a very good idea.