The economic downturn brought about by the current health crisis is unlike any previous slowdown in recorded history, experts say. While some businesses plummeted, others (and especially tech startups and Big Tech) have grown significantly.
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.