Tuesday June 2, 2020

Technology and Covid-19: Connecting through the crisis

Covid-19 is putting humanity and how we use technology under a microscope. If we are willing to look and learn, the crisis could offer us the opportunity to map out a brighter future through the relationship between society and technological change

29th March, 2020
Technology and social media has forced us to examine humanity more closely. Picture: Getty

Necessity, the saying goes, is the mother of invention. This is certainly true of the Covid-19 crisis. Manufacturers are changing their production lines to make respirators, distillers are turning out hand-sanitising gel, and people are finding creative ways to self-distance and isolate as they lose social access.

However, just as people can be seen at their best in a crisis, they can also be seen at their worst....

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