A worldwide pandemic has imprisoned billions of people across the world at home, following their governments’ advice for social distance in the face of the threat of infection. An unknown disease has wreaked havoc on the interpersonal ties that are the foundation of human existence. Many people have turned to technology to cope with the loneliness and isolation that have resulted from compulsory quarantines. This begs the question of whether technology has helped to bring people together or to keep them apart.
Change in Human Behavior
COVID-19 is altering the way people connect via the use of standard technology that enables socializing. The absence of a person due to illness has left a void, which is being filled by imagination.
“This is the first time as a global community that we have had to physically distance ourselves from one another while having these techniques that help us to stay connected,” said Ellen Broad, a senior fellow at the 3A Institute, which is creating a new subsidiary of engineering designed to bring artificial intelligence to scale securely, prudently, and sustainably.
“This is the first time as an international society that we have had to physiologically distance ourselves from one another while possessing these techniques that help us to continue to stay digitally connected,” she added. The significance of technology has risen to a new level. They’re stepping in for people in ways that I don’t think we’ve ever had to rely on them for before in our history.
The Cloud and Togetherness
In particular, cloud-based platforms, apps, and devices connect individuals on the same street, nationwide, and across the world.
“We are in uncharted terrain,” Broad said. We utilized technology before that to complement how we talked, operated, and studied. I think we are now co-creating new forms of reliance on them. The significance of what they perform in our lives is becoming increasingly apparent. Zoom’s video conference platform is one of the inventions which sprang from the coronavirus communication vacuum.
Business documents indicate that the objective of the business is to develop a people-centered cloud service, which transforms the experience of real-time collaboration, while permanently increasing communications quality and efficacy. The achievement of this objective in the age of coronavirus has shown to be an effective means to bring people together. For instance, an online community may be an excellent means of bringing individuals from across the world together and helping them establish meaningful and profound connections.
Yes, on a normal pre-coronavirus setting, The renowned New York City nightclub shuttered by COVID-19 suddenly on Saturday night was a popular location for celebs. However, as per Jacqui Rabkin, marketing director at House of YES, “Digital Dance Party” activities on the live Zoom and Twitch websites prolonged the festivities throughout the weekend.
“We must continue to move, dance, build and connect,” Rabkin stated firmly. “It is intertwined with our existence as people and is a need. It is important to continue maintaining productivity throughout this age and find new ways to promote human connection. We expected our audience to engage online and to dance as frequently as possible. People are keen to show their dance abilities, guide and dress in creative cinematic costumes for the pleasure of the whole audience.” Moving House of Yes to the web was both a challenge and a chance.
Rabkin sai, “We are excited to have this chance to go into the digital world because it allows us to connect with more people worldwide who are unable to visit the club physically.” We now have a wider audience in every aspect of our company. Families, children, babies, and even pets flocked out to join us for our digital celebrations. Entire families are gathered to listen and dance.
House of Yes also used Zoom to arrange online burlesque classes and shows. Galas, happy hours, stand-up comedy performances, university lectures, business meetings, paschal festivals, funerals, and other events took place at the site. These companies ensure that individuals who cannot communicate may continue using cloud-based technology, decreasing social isolation and solitude.
According to Broad, the 1918 influenza outbreak was “a much smaller globe in a related sense” when the world was facing the previous large pandemic. Since we’re over-saturated with devices and are all connected to the Internet, everything is quicker.
There are no precedents in the pace and breadth of change. Long after COVID-19 has passed, social trends, such as increased reliance on virtual communication, may continue to affect for years to come on the interaction between people and technology and the interaction between people and each other.