"Technology is playing an increasingly important role in social inclusion, allowing older people to maintain close contact with family and friends," writes Roxana Widmer-Iliescu, senior coordinator for digital inclusion at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Digital technology can help older people lead healthy and productive lives. Roxana Widmer-Iliescu is Senior Coordinator for Digital Inclusion, ITU-D, Focal Point for ICT Accessibility, Seniors and Indigenous Peoples, International Telecommunication Union. There are two megatrends in the world that are increasingly converging: technological advances and aging populations. This phenomenon heralds significant changes in the socioeconomic landscape and cross-industry business models. Aging is an inherent part of life that affects everyone. It is therefore imperative that we ensure that the current generation and future generations are able to lead healthy and active lives in old age. Fortunately, we are aging in a digital world. We have the tools to help us live longer, live an active and healthy life, and make socioeconomic contributions to society that can provide us with the opportunity to live life to the fullest. Technological advances have fundamentally changed our world. Work, education, leisure, communication and many other activities are taking place in a digital space - and don't we want to continue to enjoy all the benefits of such technology as we grow older? For starters, we must put an end to the misconception that older generations don't use technology, as many seniors are becoming well-versed in modern technology. In order to promote a culture of healthy aging that fully incorporates older adults into the digital economy, it is vital to promote accessible digital technologies and digital skills appropriate to the needs of an aging population. End-user representatives have a critical role to play in ensuring access to such technologies. Health services are the most developed resource for older people, while many other areas, such as leisure and entertainment, remain underdeveloped. E-health and wellness applications, on the other hand, enable older people to monitor their health and remain independent. Technology is playing an increasingly important role in social inclusion, allowing older people to maintain close contact with family and friends and overcome social isolation and loneliness. Accessible ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) can help people overcome a number of age-related barriers related to vision, hearing, coordination of movements and cognitive abilities. These technologies include screen readers and "virtual assistants" that convert text to speech or speech to text. We all use different accessibility tools, text-to-speech tools or video subtitling tools, all thanks to "smart" technologies. It would be more accurate to say it is smart technology. With further digital transformations sweeping the world since the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to ensure that all people, regardless of age, gender, location or ability, have equal, fair and affordable access to the opportunities offered by ICTs. In addition, the skills required to use technology are essential to enable all end users to integrate into the digital world, to ensure that all people are included in the digital society and digital economy, and to participate in their functioning. Aging is a privilege, and aging in the digital world is an opportunity. Everyone can make a difference, but only by working together can we make a difference and enable older people to live active, healthy and happy lives today and tomorrow.