I agree with you that what this software had done is fantastic. However, you opened by denigrating the older population.
There is currently a significant push to marginalize anyone over a certain age as automatically racist, bigoted, etc. The thing people forget in those statistics, is that people change. Even older people. And they are changing. My parents have both surprised me many times by becoming more and more progressive with time.
Also, older people really do have a lot of valuable experience and can help society progress more quickly. They’ve learned a lot of difficult lessons the hard way. However, if we just ignore and denigrate everyone who is older, then we, as a society, have to relearn everything they have learned. All it does is slow down progress. If you are only allowed to contribute when you are between 25 and 35 then there isn’t much progress that can be made. Instead, stupid mistakes will be made over and over and over.
In fact, if we apply such logic, we should already stop listening to you. You’re probably too old and bigoted to understand.
It’s a dangerous way of thinking.
Instead, if we understand that people can and do change, then the older population is simply a group that hasn’t yet been exposed to enough information to change their minds. Many forget that the reason younger people agree with recent science is because that is all they have been exposed to. They’ve never seen anything contrary.
On the other hand, older people have lived in a world that fed them a lot of contrary information that reinforced various biases. As rational human beings, they have not yet seen enough data to be sure that the recent information is better. Some of them have not yet been exposed much at all. But it’s an education problem, and it is solvable.
But writing off the older population as a lost cause is a waste of a lot of knowledge and understanding that they can contribute.