The Gray Mirror 银发镜

Designs On— Aging

It is difficult to convince young people to take actions now that will benefit them in the future — even when they understand the benefit at an intellectual level. This gap between belief and action is a risk to their financial well-being and health in later years. Research has shown that, when confronted with artificially aged photographs of themselves, young people are more willing to save for retirement or adopt healthier behaviors.

The Gray Mirror is a tool that can be used to encourage young people to empathize with their future selves and to perceive elders in a different light. The screen shows positive messages associated with aging and can be customized for the service being offered.