Healthy Ageing and Longevity

Toward Post Ageing

Technology in an Ageing Society

Authors: Felsted, Katarina, Wright, Scott D.

  • Presents a provocative interdisciplinary meta-analysis that contrasts paradigms with inflection points within the field of ageing
  • Offers a detailed examination of the varied roles of technology in an ageing society
  • Examines the promise and challenges of post ageing
  • Addresses the implication of ethics in postponing and possibly ending ageing
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About this book

This book examines the emergent and expanding role of technologies that hold both promise and possible peril for transforming the ageing process in this century. It discusses the points and counterpoints of technological advances that would influence a reconstruction of what it means to age when embedded in a post-human vision for a post-biological future.

The book presents a provocative interdisciplinary meta-analysis that contrasts paradigms with inflection points, making the case that society has entered a new inflection point, provisionally labeled as Post Ageing. It goes on to discuss the moderate and radical versions of this inflection point and the philosophical issues that need to be addressed with the advent of post ageing activities: postponing and possibly ending ageing, primarily through technological advances.

This book will be a valuable resource for professionals who wish to review the continuum of varied constructs and intersects of technologies ranging from those purporting to enhance the activities of daily living in older adults, to those that would enable the older worker to stay competitive in the labor market, to those that propose to extend longevity and ultimately, claim to transcend ageing itself—moving toward a transhumanistic domain and more specifically, a post-ageing inflection point.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Use of Inflection Points

    Felsted, Katarina Friberg (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • The Definition and Delineation of Each Inflection Point

    Felsted, Katarina Friberg (et al.)

    Pages 21-43

  • [5.0] Post Ageing

    Felsted, Katarina Friberg (et al.)

    Pages 47-51

  • [5.1] to [5.2] Moderate Versions of the Inflection Point and Positive Derivative

    Felsted, Katarina Friberg (et al.)

    Pages 53-64

  • [5.3] to [5.4] Transition Publications from the Moderate Version of the Inflection Point (and Positive Derivative) to the Radical Version

    Felsted, Katarina Friberg (et al.)

    Pages 65-72

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-09051-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-35725-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toward Post Ageing
Book Subtitle
Technology in an Ageing Society
Authors
Series Title
Healthy Ageing and Longevity
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09051-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09051-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09050-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35725-6
Series ISSN
2199-9007
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 157
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
Topics