We have to admit it, COVID-19 has changed the way we look at the world.
Suddenly COVID-19 attacked the humanity and killed hundreds of thousands of people,
sent millions into unemployment, and devastated economies.
It made us caring more about our own safety and the safety of our mates.
In order to cope with prevention measures technology was called upon... (Read more) to improve safety.
People have been reluctant to go cashless for years. Then came COVID-19 and people lacked much physical contact. People now realize how easy convenient cashless is.
Moreover, the use of hard currency has been discouraged by scientists as one of the major conduits through which the virus
can be contracted. Cashless Technologies mostly used now are mobile money, point of sale facilities, and bank transfers.
Touchless switches, automatic doors, touchless hand washers, touchless sanitizer dispensers have been seen by many as fancy
until now people aware of where they touch more than ever before. Now homes,
and public places will be using touchless technologies as a way to lower the risks of getting infected.
COVID-19 emphasized that remote working can be an option.
As part of the measures to practice physical distancing people were encouraged to work from home as much as possible.
And it was proved that some businesses can achieve high productivity with employees working from home.
This might lead to investing into remote working tools rather than big expensive offices.
Worldwide, intelligent robots are being used in hospitals to measure temperatures, distribute hand sanitiser, and much more.
This is being done to reduce the numbers of human workers for the sake of social distancing.
This is an example of how some public places will be looking like in the future.
People will be preferring to go to a place that has fewer human workers and more machines.
To cope with customers' choices businesses might start using intelligent robots as school tutors, fitness trainers and financial advisers;
food services might want to use robots as cooks and servers; and delivery companies might increase the use of robots for sorting, shipping, and packing.
Now that we realiw much people need cashless, touchless, remote working, and intelligent robots, let's develop solutions
that are cheaper, faster, and more secure. COVID-19 will eventually slow down or even vanish but the lessons it will have taught to the humanity are here to stay.