All of the technology that helped us survive a two-year shutdown has become an ongoing part of our lives.

Rob Spiegel

April 5, 2022

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Many – if not most -- of the changes that came about during the pandemic will become part of our ongoing lifestyle. After COVID-19 passes, remote worker levels will remain considerably higher than they were before the pandemic. Few want to go back to long commutes.

Some online education will continue, especially in rural areas where a trip to the classroom is time-consuming and expensive. It may be worth the time and trouble for children who benefit from socialization, but for adult students, the virtual classroom is pretty attractive.

And those endless meetings on Zoom, Teams, and Skype will continue because they’re just so awfully convenient. And binge streaming? Who wants to go back to physical theatres with their pricy popcorn and sticky floors. Besides, the limited series is a much better way to tell a story.

Take a look at the pandemic technology that is here to stay.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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