The world is in a state of emergency as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe, and with it comes an unprecedented change in how we live our lives. As governments worldwide take drastic measures to contain the virus, many people find themselves working from home or staying inside their homes for extended periods. It has created a whole new set of challenges for those who work outside the home and those who have been forced into isolation. With technology playing such a crucial role in our daily lives, there’s no doubt that this crisis will be felt most acutely by those who rely on it for everything. Here are some ways technology changes the world during the coronavirus pandemics.
1) Social Distancing
Social distancing refers to avoiding close contact with other people. It’s one of the best things you can do to protect yourself against the spread of COVID-19. However, social distancing isn’t always easy when living in a crowded city like New York City. But thanks to technology, you don’t need to leave your house to stay safe. You can use apps like Zoom to connect with friends and family members while keeping your distance at all times.
2) Remote Work
Remote work allows employees to continue working from home without travelling to the office every day. It makes sense because they won’t have to come into the office and expose others to the virus if someone is sick. If you’re looking for more opportunities in remote work, consider applying for jobs online so you can stay connected even from home.
3) Online Shopping
With eCommerce platforms like Amazon Go, you don’t even have to go to a physical store to buy groceries anymore. You scan your phone at the checkout counter using Amazon Go App, place items in your cart and walk out. Then, once you get back to your car, your groceries appear in your trunk automatically. No lines, no waiting, no hassle.
4) Virtual Meetings
With video conferencing tools like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts and Skype, you can now hold virtual meetings with colleagues anywhere in the world. These tools allow everyone to see each other, which helps reduce anxiety and stress. Plus, these tools make it easier to share documents, presentations and webinars.
5) Video Conferences
Video conferences provide another way to keep in touch with loved ones. Instead of calling them up, you can join a conference call and talk face-to-face. And since you’re not meeting in person, you don’t feel less anxious about contracting the virus.
6) Online Learning
If you want to learn something new, you can watch lectures online through services like Udemy, Coursera, and EdX. Or you can enroll in courses offered by top universities like Harvard University, MIT, Stanford and Yale. Not only does learn from experts help you gain knowledge, but it also keeps you mentally stimulated.
7) Productivity Apps
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the number of tasks on your plate, check out productivity apps like Evernote and Todoist. They’ll help you organize your life by letting you break down your projects into smaller parts. That way, you can focus on what matters most instead of getting distracted by the little things.
8) Home Automation
Home automation systems let you control various aspects of your home remotely. You can turn lights on or off, adjust thermostat settings, lock doors and shut windows, and play music from your favourite streaming service. While this may sound complicated, many intelligent devices make setting up a system simple.
9) Virtual Tours
Virtual tours are becoming increasingly popular as more companies realize how helpful they are in helping potential customers visualize a property before making an offer. With a virtual tour, buyers can experience a space without physically being there.
10) Social Media Platforms
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn are great ways to connect with people worldwide. But did you know that you can use social media to promote your business? Companies are starting to leverage these sites to increase brand awareness, drive traffic to their websites and generate leads.
11) Remote Work
Remote work has become increasingly common during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many employees are working from home and collaborating with co-workers around the globe. This is especially beneficial for freelancers who can work whenever they want, wherever they want.
12) AI & Machine Learning
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have been used to create chatbots that answer questions, predict customer behaviour and even diagnose illnesses. In addition, AI and machine learning are being integrated into products and services to improve efficiency and reliability.
13) 3D Printing
3D printing allows you to customize physical objects using additive manufacturing technology. You can print items that cannot be made any other way, such as prosthetics, medical equipment and custom jewellery.
14) Augmented Reality
Augmented reality is one of the fastest-growing technologies expected to change how we live our lives. It overlays digital information onto real-world environments. Imagine ordering groceries with augmented reality – hold your smartphone above food labels to see recipe instructions, save money by typing what you need while shopping at the store, and find restaurants near your location.