As we age and look to technology to improve our safety, security and overall well-being another user of personal information will be our homes, cars, maybe even our office chairs. These environments and devices will collect information and enable services that we (or our adult children) will elect to use to monitor, manage and motivate 'healthy' behaviors. These behaviors include the mundane such as making sure that we get up each morning, take our medication or that our refrigerators have fresh nutritious foods. Other systems may be a little more inquisitive monitoring changes in how we walk or fluctuations in our mood by conducting a daily analysis our facial expression each morning in the bathroom mirror.
As everything gets smarter around us -- from our toilets to our toasters -- will concerns about personal privacy hinder the adoption of technology and technology-enabled services by aging baby boomers?
In this video clip of remarks made at an AARP-Atlantic Monthly Magazine forum on technology and baby boomers I offer some thoughts on the price of privacy.