Retiring in the brave new, “smart” world

We’re not sure how to react to Joseph Coughlin’s column in the Wall Street Journal today. In it, he envisions a retirement shaped by “smart” technology, for better or worse as today’s high-tech advances come with unknown price tags.

We’re not against internet technology that monitors home security or daily medicine intake (although the thought of a calorie-tracking refrigerator freaks us out a little), but will monthly fees attached to some of these cyber “enhancements” become cost-prohibitive?

Lastly, what kind of a social effect does all this “smart” technological assistance have on the retiree living alone? Does more independence mean less real-time human contact?

We all love progress.  But, at what price?

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