Learn how technology helped maintain connectivity during the pandemic and helped ease lives.
Fremont, CA: The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken up the entire world, and it is no brainer that things have changed forever. Even those who keep away from technology had to embrace it. With more than half the population staying indoors for a good portion of time, it was evident how technology made their lives easier and helped them stay connected with their peers, families, and friends.
Technology made things easier
Though everyone went on a shopping spree due to the fear of not having enough stocks of essentials during the lockdowns and quarantines, they also purchased new home technologies. The motto was not to get comfortable in bed and binge-watch TV shows for hours, but to stay connected to loved ones' safety. Digital services provided them with 24*7 connectivity. Almost everyone was living like the millennials.
Online classes and coaching helped students save time and learn. Home delivery services became a necessity. Families stayed strong and went through the tough times by staying connected via video conferencing. Finally, even the grandparents had to use smartphones.
People enjoyed their favorite movies right in their bedrooms. Not to forget, all of us got plenty of time to spend with our families. Some of us used it to play board games, some used it to form deeper relationships with relatives, while some were just watching Frozen over and over again.
Work from home became the new normal. Video conferencing and conducting meetings were a new experience for most people. While work from home helped people save a lot of money, it also became the reason why some near-retirement people decided to continue to work.
Telemedicine became widely popular since most folks were unable to visit their doctors. Online consultations, therapy sessions, even yoga, and cardio sessions happened on video conferences.
Richard Neutra, world-famous architect of the Los Angeles Lovell Health House, almost a century ago said that homes are essential for physical as well as mental health and well-being. And now we all know how accurate his statement is. Technologies can be utilized to make our homes safe and secure, which also creates an environment for mental peace and growth. Home can also be upgraded to become age-friendly.
Despite all the positivity, one has to be very cautious. No amount of technology can substitute for the human touch. Video conferencing can never be as much fun as hanging out with pals in a bar. Online meetings can never boost productivity as much as physical presence and teamwork do.