How Covid-19 Has Affected Our Interaction With Technology

By Toby Tunwase

Most of us buried ourselves behind our screens during 2020. Television, phone, you name it. First, there was the outbreak of COVID-19. Then people had to stay in their homes almost indefinitely. Yet, amid all of this, online communication did not waver. Instead, it thrived. Like never before, the pandemic strengthened our dependence on technology for communication and recreational purposes. Being more connected to technology will wreak far less havoc than the pandemic did. This is a direct reflection on how reliant we have become.

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During the pandemic, businesses and organizations that didn’t operate online suddenly had to. The pandemic left no workplace with a choice but to create structures for remote work. This accomplishment was done through digital communication platforms like Zoom, Google, and Slack.

Technology also played a significant role in connecting people with more medical options. Patients had access to e-health services, nearby physicians, and care centers. Court sessions continued online, and judges gave verdicts remotely. So, despite the failure of on-hand protocols, there were fewer casualties, and life went on reasonably well.

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Moreover, the influx of traffic on social media platforms created profitable job opportunities. Many people took on blogging, vlogging, and virtual PR positions in companies while sitting behind their screens.

Now, people are trying to find their footing in the post Covid-19 era. It is no surprise that technology has progressed along with us. Some of the changes made, like working more from home, will stay since they have proved to be useful. At the same time, people who earn an extra income from entertaining others can still keep creating content. Thus, technology has affected our world in more positive way than not.