Synopsis: Lessons Learned, Long-Term Guidelines, and How to Live a Livable Life in Old Age With Likable Technologies
This chapter demonstrates how much the field of technology and aging has evolved during the last decade. It also delineates that the means of information and communication technology are helpful, but there are limitations due to the increased complexity in producing a book on technology and aging, which has been conceptualized to be comprehensive, multinational, and to cross many professional disciplines. The chapter presents synopses of a general recapitulation and a review of commonalities and dissimilarities. It covers many common denominators and stances that can reasonably be adopted for longer standing recommendations and principles. Chronic health conditions have become dominant in comparison to acute ones of the last century. The chapter reviews how the different parts fit in to some general fields of gerontology and geriatrics and recommendations that should be useful to both researchers and practitioners alike, primarily when they are active in technology and aging.