Ann Fox, Age 70
Hello Jane & Ellen,
First let me say I hope you’re both doing fine wherever you may be hunkered down. I’m in central Ohio and am doing fine . . . this is just a long time to go without spending much time with real people . . .
On to my curiosity. I read ’70 Candles’ a couple of years ago now as preparation for becoming 70 last fall. I was very intrigued by the last section of the book, the story of Nina and her life in the future. I’m wondering just how far into the future your vision of Nina’s life takes us. (I haven’t read Michio’s book yet.) I can’t help but think if we were moving ahead faster with the robot/android technology, the load for front line workers during this virus pandemic might have been lessoned.
I’m really looking forward to what changes in life will stick with us after we’ve been distanced for so long and will likely be distanced from strangers for a while longer. Now that we’ve learned to “like” the way we look on camera courtesy of Zoom and Skype and now even Facebook has a new conferencing capability, will we not feel the urge to go out as much? Will we get dressed even less often – i.e. want to be able to stay at home in our comfy pants rather than even put on jeans to go out? Will we bring the restaurant to our house and have friends over for take-out nights? Here in Ohio the restaurants can deliver mixed drinks with your order.
Anyway, I was just wondering if in your mind the story of Nina was a 2030 vision or a 2040 vision?
Make it a great day!
Longevity Coach, Explorer & Guide
Aging is Living