Quarantining is something many people did for months and are still continuing to do. Some parts of the world are still considered highly infectious. In these areas, the vulnerable (who are considered the elderly and the ill) must be protected. In order to protect these people,
they must keep themselves isolated to decrease the possibility of catching Covid-19.
To isolate means to have little to no contact with people in general. As social creatures, prolonged isolation can be damaging to our mental health. In times such as these, it is important to be innovative to find ways to mediate such issues. Many of us are using technology to keep us entertained and also work during quarantine, using programs such as Zoom to keep in touch with family/friends and for conducting school lectures.
In Singapore, media companies are working together to create a digital bridge for senior citizens to help combat depression while in isolation. Microsoft is a partner in these efforts and is using what they call “digital inclusion” in order to ensure people are still socially connected using digital software. This shows us how strongly technology is embedded in our lives and how necessary it is for us.
If you or a loved one are struggling with isolation, digital solutions may be the answer to your problems. If you are a business owner, incorporating digital methods into your work will allow you to keep on top of trends and even increase the efficacy of your operations. Indeed, technology can be used to solve both personal and business issues and should be embraced by all.