Will you change the world with the way you age?

Will you change the world with the way you age?

One of the things I love about covering the way we grow older is that it requires a constant awareness of the future. When you think about it, aging is progress: You’re moving forward in time, changing the world around you according to the way you gray.

I spent three days recently at Columbia University in New York with 25 fellow journalists in this field, listening to prominent academics and activists discuss the future of aging. The annual Age Boom Academy is a joint project of the Columbia Aging Center and its journalism school, designed to help us pay attention to where this unprecedented worldwide longevity bonus might be steering us all.

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