Technology is changing all the time, but the need is the mother of invention, which means things are changing at an ever-increasing pace thanks to the Corona virus. With 114 countries reporting COVID-19 infections, it has become a global problem that is requiring global solutions.
As we all attempt to remain connected, we’re spending even more time on the internet, messaging apps, social apps and video and Audio streaming services than ever before, which is prompting some serious technological changes.
Digital Communication Is More Important Than Ever
With the fear of COVID-19 spreading and hospitals being overwhelmed by patients they are struggling to treat, people are being asked to stay home and avoid social situations. That’s hard when we all have friends and loved ones we want to spend time with!
Fortunately, in today’s world, we aren’t stuck indoors without any connection whatsoever. We can use mobile communication apps to stay connected with the ones we love. Video calls are especially increasing in popularity. Zoom , a video conferencing app, was downloaded over 340,000 times in a single day. google Meet also use for video conferencing .
As digital communication continues to be important, you can expect to see some major upgrades to video calling software. For example, virtual reality is being tested with video calls, which will make them more personal than ever before.
More Remote Work and Apps That Support It
Remote work has been increasing over the last few years, but there’s nothing like a global pandemic and social distancing to encourage workplaces to adopt remote capabilities as their primary way of working.
There no reason—now that businesses have invested so much time, effort, and money— way remote work should go away anytime soon. Once companies see that it can work well for their employees, they are likely to continue doing it.
Data Harvesting Is Going to Keep Us Safer and Healthier
There are many applications for data harvesting. Much of the data that was being harvested and analyzed pre-corona virus was targeted towards marketing efforts. As people surf the web, data is collected on the websites they visit, the items they click on, where they are located, and more. That information can then be used to update ads, landing pages, and emails they receive.
Thanks to Corona virus, data harvesting is focusing more on keeping us safer and healthier. For example, Google and Facebook have discussed sharing smartphone data with the government to help stop the spread of Corona virus. Some countries have already implemented the use of apps that can track who you have come in contact with so you know if you have been exposed to the virus or not.
More Attention Spent on Hackers, Viruses, and Misinformation
With more people spending more time on the internet, hackers are having a field day. Data verification is becoming more and more important as more people online are making claims to be people they are not, leaving countless computers and networks liable to harmful and costly viruses.
Misinformation is a huge problem that has only been made worse by COVID-19. From political gain to attracting attention, many online are providing false information that looks like it’s the real deal. Social media, as well as other platforms, have really kicked their sanitization attempts into high gear to fight the spread of disinformation.