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This actually isn't an age issue

The problems of the over 50s are just an extension of systemic issues that affect everyone to some degree (except the ultra wealthy).

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To solve any problem you must appreciate its origins & its nature, and the problems experienced by over 50s have a common cause with problems that can manifest in different ways for people of any age.

To solve these problems, we must go to the root cause.

The limitations of this challenge however restrict us from the scope of that wider discussion, unless OpenIDEO and their partners are interested in it enough to open that scope ... BUT ... to do so, they need access to existing intellectual property that I'm not willing to divulge without:

  1. knowing in advance how serious they are;
  2. retaining all such IP but offering a license only arrangement.

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

Stop thinking of the over 50s as "old", they're just people ... BUT ... recognise the challenges they face because they happen to be old.

Tell us about your work experience:

I've done more than 20 years worth of combined formal & informal tertiary level study & research, partly as part of a nearly 30 year obsession with Ecological & Social Justice & Sustainability.

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Hi Trevor, thanks for the post! Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.

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It's actually a nearly 30 year long obsession of mine, but as I said, I'm not willing to enter my intellectual property under the conditions of Open IDEO ... if you want to know more, you can read the overview on my website >> www.open-empire.org ... Open IDEO & others are welcome to contact me if they're serious about supporting my work for this or any other application.

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Trevor Rose  Could you please provide a sketch of the whole idea about how you intend to do all that?
I believe by establishing an imagery of the idea can provide some visual insight into your wonderful approach.
Thanks.

Photo of Trevor Rose

It's actually a nearly 30 year long obsession of mine, but as I said, I'm not willing to enter my intellectual property under the conditions of Open IDEO ... if you want to know more, you can read the overview on my website >> www.open-empire.org ... Open IDEO & others are welcome to contact me if they're serious about supporting my work for this or any other application.