There was a time when our media and news covered millions of aspects. We talked about happenings and our life wasn’t just centered around one particular incident and it carried on like that smoothly up until 2019. Whereas 2020 seems pretty disturbed and wants to be broadcasted as a movie based on some epic apocalypse.
The year 2020 has something else in its mind and since the year began, it has been coming up with nothing but calamities, none bigger than the Coronavirus.
When the Coronavirus began spreading in Wuhan, no one could have anticipated that it would turn into a pandemic, but as of today, the whole world is shaken by the disease. Our lives have changed, and no one is certain about what the future holds for us.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many countries have imposed strict lockdowns so that they can at least contain the spread of the virus. From Social distancing to washing hands 20 times a day and whatnot, our life has pretty much turned upside down.
But one thing is clear the Internet is a boon, PERIOD.
People have been stuck in their homes for months surviving the disaster with this much ease only and only because of the Internet we have been blessed with.
Imagine being born in an era of “No Internet” and surviving through such calamities; sounds dreadful right?
No matter how much we criticize the digital world or being caught up in the web of the smart world; we for sure know that if it were not for the internet, we would really have been in a dark place right now.
So let’s see how the internet is helping us get through this distasteful time.
I bet, the second you wake up, there is mobile in your hand. This is how digital we have become that if we find our phones missing even for a second, the panic hits us within a snap of a finger.
You would be surprised to know that 63000 people are hitting that search button on Google every second.
According to a site named “ Oberlo”, 90.4% of millennials and 77.5% of Gen -x are active on Social Media every single day.
And with living through the times of Content Creation, the number is certainly going up in the upcoming time. The rationale behind it is none other than the Internet.
But that is just not it; There are various factors that come with the Internet and what we are about to discuss is how our Digital world is keeping us sane in such a threatening time.
We are going through the most dreadful times ever and the only objective of humankind right now is to stay safe and healthy. So it is natural that we might overlook our work and economy.
As easy as it sounds, it is not. We have already hit the recession badly then we ever have. Most of the businesses and industries are facing huge losses.
And whenever we come out of this pandemic, the world will be struggling. So, It is important at this time to try and keep working to sustain our economy.
But one thing is clear we could have hit the worst if there was no internet.
There was a time when the Internet was something to be considered as a thing of luxury. But then slowly and steadily it engulfed a huge part of our lives and with this virus, on our heads, we have realized that things (like an online delivery system or working from home, etc), which were more like an advantage to us before have now become a part of our necessities.
Although it is not the same for everyone. With so many positive facts their lies a sad truth that many of the poor and underprivileged people of our society are making through this situation in a pretty bad state. It is true that many of the daily workers don’t even have what it takes to buy one meal per day, and the Internet can not help them in any way that it helps us “ the privileged ones”
However, what is also true is the fact that the digitization of everything has been helping the world a great deal in its fight against this deadly virus.
The Internet has been the sole surviving medium for conducting business. When the world has pretty much come to a standstill, it is making sure that life must go on and we must continue working.
There was a time when our media and news covered millions of aspects. We talked about happenings and our life wasnâ€™t just centered around one particular incident and it carried on like that smoothly up until 2019.Read More