New understanding for Grandma

Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 01:41 pm
" 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.
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 03:01 pm
This is a fantastic idea, and should be required as a part of the elementary school age curricula.
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