Do you remember how regular cell phones gave way to smartphones? Gradually, smartphones ousted their predecessors from existence.
Because of the pandemic, live events have been put on pause. Some companies have been trying to use VR to deliver entertainment content to viewers. However, before this mode of event participation is widely accepted, there are obstacles to overcome.
With social distancing measures still in effect in most places, sports leagues and teams have been trying to recreate fan presence through a variety of tricks.
What’s happening today in the pandemic-stricken world reminds one of Isaac Asimov’s book The Naked Sun. In the novel, the Solarian people communicate through holograms, avoid all physical contact, and have all their chores performed by robots.
In the past few months, telemedical services have been exploding to the point that they struggle to onboard new customers. Once the COVID-19 is over, will telehealth get pushed to the fringes of healthcare, or become the new normal?