You can thank technology for the recent uptick in “Then and “Now” media projects. Donald and Nancy wear matching outfits for 30+ years, complete with photos. There’s also a video of Jeremiah’s conversation with his 12-year-old self, 20th Anniversary Edition. And others. Since color photographs became more widely available in the 1940s and commercially mass marketed video equipment in the 1980s, we now have scannable, Facebookable, YouTubeable ways to compare high-quality images of the effects of aging.
For a different take on how tech keeps aging sexy, read The Hollywood Reporter’s cover story about how 40-something actresses pretty much out earn, out act, and out sexy their 30-something counterparts thanks to, among other things, plastic surgery.