OPINION: Five Techno-Pandemic Trends Changing Our Way of Life


It’s not just digital dating that can be done from afar. When people are socially distancing, there is still the need to interact with friends. Tech companies are finding creative ways to make it happen online. For example, Netflix Party syncs users’ screens so family and friends can share a movie night separately, but together. The gamer culture has also seen a big boost in the number of players, who often meet up and play online.

 4. Digital Wallets and Drones

The pandemic gave a big boost to Amazon Prime, Instacart, DoorDash, and UberEats, along with other online platforms that make it easier to shop without leaving home. You can have anything from a meal to a piece of furniture delivered in record time. Almost everything is available to record numbers of online shoppers.

Drones are making deliveries to help essential workers such as truck drivers. Amazon Prime Air was the third company to receive approval from the FAA to make drone deliveries a reality. UPS Flight Forward recently partnered with CVS to deliver prescriptions via drone to its test site, The Villages in Florida.