An elderly man exercises in Hong Kong’s Central district on December 30, 2020. Photo: Nora Tam
An elderly man exercises in Hong Kong’s Central district on December 30, 2020. Photo: Nora Tam
Patrick Winter
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Patrick Winter

Technology can turn Asia’s ageing population problem into a longevity dividend

  • As advances in technology extend productive lifespans, cut the physical demands of many jobs and enable remote working, Asia should start seeing 80 as the new 60
  • To tap the silver generation, governments and companies must invest in tech training and ditch the old ageist mindset

An elderly man exercises in Hong Kong’s Central district on December 30, 2020. Photo: Nora Tam
An elderly man exercises in Hong Kong’s Central district on December 30, 2020. Photo: Nora Tam
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