Modern technology has uniquely positioned people around the globe to learn, respond and adjust to the Covid-19 pandemic. Technology has throughout the crisis period become a must-have tool and a connective tissue bringing businesses, family and friends close to each other despite spatial distance. From video call or videoconferencing platforms such as Facebook Messenger Room to the newest in the market Zoom, there are great platforms and ideas to explore. Across the globe and at the comfort of our homes, technology has brought about resilience, satisfaction and amazing connections.
In Estonia, Spain after the coronavirus was declared an emergency in response to the crisis, it has used technology to change its world. The Hack the Crisis, two-day online hackathon aptly was used in Estonia and is now widely used across different parts of the globe. This includes: Madagascar, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Norway, Turkey, Brazil, Belgium, Latvia, India, Italy, Benin and Georgia among others.
A team of designers, innovators and developers are embracing the mighty online driven community and tech solutions to bring the world together in fighting the disease. As such, you can easily access factual data about the disease thanks to artificial intelligence mechanism. There is also a database of medical volunteers who are willing to help in Latvia, Poland and Estonia.
“We found that what people needed most was a joy. Through song and dance, that is what we could bring to parents and kids,” said Leanne Gadow, the Director of Operations for Broadway Babysitters and Producer of the Playhouse. The company is running virtual dance parties and focuses on storytelling time for kids thanks to virtual technology. This includes stories from Michael Pots, the prom and Book of Mormon among others.
Through Zoom, Mompoint has also personally hosted an array of sessions giving kids an exciting face being welcomed to their homes. Therefore, virtual technology has played a significant role in creating and developing virtual communities across different spheres.