It has been one year for the Covid-19 pandemic to hit the world, since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed. Since then, the government began giving instructions to reduce activities outside the home.
In fact, various policies have been implemented by the government to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in various countries. For example, such as local lockdown, large-scale social restrictions, distance learning, worship from home, to work from home (WFH).
As a result, people are forced to divert their daily activities online. The epidemic that has spread throughout the world has also forced people of the world to carry out their daily activities online.
During a pandemic like this, the World Economic Forum (WEF) sees that technology plays an important role in keeping people active as before. The WEF noted that there were several technological trends that were booming during this pandemic.
According to the WEF, online shopping has become one of the most popular trends during this pandemic. In the past, online shopping was only an alternative shopping option for the world community. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has made online shopping the most viable option.
This is because with various online shopping services, people only need to order it through their devices without having to go outside the house.
The product categories most spent on e-commerce are food, beauty, personal care, fashion, electronic goods, furniture, video games, and toys.
This is because cash can be an intermediary medium for carrying the Covid-19 virus.
WEF revealed that digital payments using either cards or electronic wallets (e-wallets) are a new payment recommendation to avoid spreading the Covid-19 virus.
With the digital payment method, people can make online purchases and payments for goods and services, as well as other bills such as electricity, water, credit, and so on.
Work from home
Another activity that is forced to change is how to work. During this pandemic, many companies asked their employees to work from home (WFH).
As a result, working from home has become a new trend during this pandemic. This remote work relies on a number of technologies, including video conferencing services for virtual meetings, virtual private networks (VPN) for site access, to voice over internet (VoIP) protocols for making video or voice calls.
According to the WEF, apart from preventing the spread of the Covid-19 virus, this remote work also saves travel time and gives workers more flexibility.