Richard Adler has been actively involved in the field of technology and aging for several decades. He helped start SeniorNet, a national nonprofit organization that introduced older adults to computers and the Internet. At the Institute for the Future, where he was named as a Distinguished Fellow, he has been involved with several projects exploring the future of aging. Richard served as guest editor of an issue of Generations, the journal of the American Society on Aging, on the future of aging, and he has written extensively on the future of broadband, education and institutional innovation. He has taught at Oberlin College, Stanford, and UCLA, and is on the board of several nonprofit organizations.