ChatGPT For Baby Boomers * Boomer Buyer Guides

6 min readFeb 1, 2023

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ChatGPT is helping to make life easier for Baby Boomers like John. John recently retired. With the exception of not having to go to work every day, he was still doing the same things he’d done for years: gardening, traveling, volunteering… But he started to notice that in some ways life wasn’t as easy as it used to be. He found himself struggling to keep up with decision-making, and daily tasks, and he was falling further and further behind.

That’s when his daughter introduced him to ChatGPT, an AI technology designed to help people stay organized and on track. At first, John was resistant. He’d seen the movies about robots taking over, and he feared that AI would interfere with his choices and decisions. But when he finally gave ChatGPT a try, he was both amazed and relieved. Instead of making decisions for him, this AI technology helped him make better, more informed decisions easier and faster.

ChatGPT streamlined tasks for him and he ended up accomplishing more, in less time giving him more time to focus on the things he really enjoyed. John soon realized that this particular use of AI didn’t take away control; ChatGPT was actually helping him to have better control of his own life.

This story illustrates a powerful point: AI technologies like ChatGPT can be very helpful tools for baby boomers.

Before we specifically address ChatGPT, let’s take a moment to understand the basics of Artificial Intelligence.

What is AI (Artificial Intelligence)?

For now, let’s try to forget about iRobot and Terminator. Artificial intelligence (AI) is essentially a form of computing that is capable of learning and making decisions on its own. It’s already used in a variety of applications you may be familiar with, including automated grocery shopping, automated personal finance management, and AI-driven medical devices.

AI has the potential to benefit baby boomers in many ways, such as:

Overall, AI has the potential to improve the quality of life for baby boomers, making tasks easier and providing more personalized experiences.

Now let’s take a look at what ChatGPT is and how you can use it yourself.

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT uses AI technology in a way that makes it very easy for people to have a conversation with something that works very similarly to a virtual assistant. Think of ChatGPT as someone who is always there to help you solve problems, manage tasks or provide you with answers to specific questions.

ChatGPT uses natural language processing, which is a form of artificial intelligence that enables computers to understand and respond to human language, and deep learning, which is an advanced form of machine learning that allows the computer to understand complex data, interpret your questions and provide an accurate response. Simply put, you can ask it questions, even very complex questions and it will give you thorough and usually very accurate answers. The more you “talk” with it, the more personalized the answers will be because it’s getting to know you.

What Makes ChatGPT Different From Using Google to Answer Questions?

When you search for information on Google it’s going to provide you with a list of websites that likely contain the answer to your question. You’ll pick one that’s somewhere near the top of the results and hopefully, you’ll find your answer there. If it does, that’s great. If it doesn’t you’ll try another one. Why bother with Google when ChatGPT immediately gives you the answer to your question?

Not only that, but ChatGPT can also provide explanations and then elaborate on its answers, making it easier for you to understand and learn about a topic. Plus, ChatGPT is always ready for a chat, so you can ask follow-up questions and receive even more information!

So, let’s just say, ChatGPT is the better choice than Google in cases where you just need an answer to a question.

Is it Safe to Use ChatGPT?

It’s understandable that many Baby Boomers may feel uncomfortable with this new technology. Our generation has developed a reputation for being resistant to new technologies — sometimes that true. But given the chance, baby boomers can definitely benefit from AI technology like ChatGPT, and there are plenty of baby boomers like me who are using it in helpful ways every day.

Though embracing ChatGPT could potentially open up a world of possibilities for baby boomers, there are still some challenges to be aware of. Privacy concerns are one of the most important issues, as AI technology in general can collect sensitive personal information that may lead to security risks. That is why it is crucial for baby boomers to research carefully and only use applications from reputable providers.

How to Sign Up and Start Using ChatGPT

Signing up for ChatGpt is a simple process. All you need to do is visit their website and follow the instructions to create an account. Once you have your account set up, you can start using ChatGpt right away.

Click here to sign up for an account now. When you get there click on the purple button that says “TRY CHATGPT.

How to Get Started Using ChatGPT

Here’s my #1 tip for getting immediate satisfaction out of ChatGPT… FOLLOW YOUR CURIOSITY

What do you need help with right now? Ask ChatGPT a question about it. Read the answer. If you’re not 100% satisfied with the answer, ask deeper or more specific questions and include context. The better ChatGPT understands what information you need, the better the answer you’ll receive. The more specific you can be with your questions, the better the answer will be.

For example: Let’s say you need to talk with one of your friends about how your feelings were hurt by something they said and you just don’t know how to approach it.

Step 1. Open ChatGPT and type out your question and include some context like this:
“My feelings were hurt by something my friend said to me. I want to talk with them about it but I’m afraid I’ll say the wrong thing and make it worse. Can you suggest some ways I can deal with this?”

Step 2. Click the enter button and ChatGPT answers like this:

Step 3. Ask follow-up questions until you have all your answers.

For example, you could ask this follow-up question:

“I’m not good at apologizing. Can you explain how I can make an effective apology if that’s necessary?”

ChatGPT’s Answer…

Continue to follow your curiosity until you have all the information you need!


In conclusion, ChatGPT is a very useful tool that’s available now and free to use. If you’re a baby boomer and you’re a little hesitant to allow AI into your life, that’s understandable but if you can get comfortable with the idea, I’d encourage you to give it a try.

You can ask it anything, from serious questions like “How does the federal reserve work?” to silly ones like “Why did the tomato turn red?” It’s always up for a challenge and will give you the most accurate and up-to-date answer.

If you’re a boomer looking for a fun and helpful new tool to add to your arsenal, look no further than ChatGPT! And if you’re feeling adventurous, try asking it to write a poem about your pet or even create a fake horoscope just for fun! The possibilities are endless! So, let’s get started!

Originally published at on February 1, 2023.




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