I remember my first trip to Disney World when I was very young and visiting “Tomorrowland” for the first time. The cool, modern designs made us all dream up our own vision of what our individual “tomorrows” might entail. At that time planning for the future was all about streamlined, glossy laminates and multi-functional, automated designs. Today we might look at that same vision of Tomorrowland as very retro 1960’s. But one point stands out to me – this vision of tomorrow was more about appearances than real functionality.
Each of us will have a different future – with our own specific needs. Who can say whether we will be able to maintain an active lifestyle or if health issues will force us to adjust our personal Tomorrowland. In the past 30 years, there has been a growing movement aimed at addressing the ever-growing portion of our population that has special needs in their living environments, whether that be through unexpected medical conditions or simply natural aging process.
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