Interesting. I hear so many conflicting things on this, I'm not sure what to make of it.
At the moment I'm doing expensive SW development consulting in .NET (that pool of clients usually has more funding) at 35 in Raleigh/RTP, NC / US. I see some devs older than 50 in the consulting space. We have 2 - 3 between our firm and our biggest client. Hoping my BS and MS with many certs will keep me in the game for a while. We will see.
Management is a major hit or miss. When I tried it with my last (small) company it really, really stunk.
Very curious about how hard it is to get remote work (toptal, etc). Doing some Node practice stuff on the side in case I have to go on my own, which I hear is terrible. Thinking about learning mainframe stack.
What's your lay of the land for your region/stack/age?
I totally agree about the increased lifespan. There are so many clinical trials for completely unrelated ways of extending lives. And people are buying CRISPR kits for less than $100. Genetic life extending treatments are a $20 million industry and vastly increasing.