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

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It’s possible now for those of us that are earthbound to watch NASA TV, catch a glimpse of what’s happening on the International Space Station, or a SpaceX live launch.

Nature, culture, and the Outerspace are as close as your smartphone. It is comforting to visit other cities or even take a virtual tour with expert guides to visit physical locations that you might not experience otherwise.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) come of age

During the pandemic, artificial intelligence (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have become less science fiction and much more real. With VR devices such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or even Google Cardboard, users can visit other worlds. 

It is VR that makes live-streaming life an option. VR is a total immersion experience where you can tune-out of the physical world and walk around in or even ride around on the back of a unicorn in a fantasy environment.

Augmented reality (AR) also enhances the digital elements of live views often by using an iPhone or a camera.