Future of Technology – Suit lets young folks feel like 75

Want to know what it’s like to shuffle around the grocery store like achy old folks do? Just in case that sounds like fun, researchers at MIT’s Agelab have created a jumpsuit that brings the experience to life for the young, able-bodied masses.

The Age Gain Now Empathy System (AGNES, get it?) was created to provide insight into the physical effects of aging.

That’s important because all those baby boomers who’ve dictated politics and the economy for what seems like forever are now getting old. To continue making money by selling them stuff, products need to be designed that make life groovy for people with poor eyesight, stiff joints and a hunched back.