We are ready for different perspectives on expressing identity and growing older. The marketing of anti-aging beauty products emphasizes a negative, problematic interpretation that drives shame and stigmatization. On the other hand, there is wisdom and life experience. In the future, this will be a part of beauty for which there will be more space. And by encouraging social interaction, also understanding.
As far as we are concerned, the future of the body lies in enabling social interaction (to reduce isolation and loneliness). And in promoting healthy aging (by providing signals for a longer, healthier and more beautiful life). By linking this to an effective motivation strategy, a system is created where prevention is the starting point. This is translated into organs of beauty and identity where practical monitoring is an aesthetic, stylish addition. There is no shame in symptoms of physical deterioration or mental loneliness, but digital prostheses actually help us accept ourselves and ask for or offer help.
In the future, health tracking tools will dominate our street scene. Better to be transparent and visible, calling on support, with a personal reading key, then secretly, hidden away, with untransparent tracking of data. In short, proudly carrying the tools like a peacock as part of the identity and form of personal expression. Growing old in good health starts early.