Just me, a fun introspective look at other topics more rooted in everyday life. Of-course, the house style of looking into what is happening in the world today but bringing no insights here, just personal rambling.
Today, I’ve come and gone into multiple rooms in the house for no real good reason, eaten all my snacks intended to last the week, and have the distinct feeling that I am trying anything to relive my work environments but at home; the endless coffee runs, a snack stash. The only thing that is ofcourse missing is human interactions which have as we all know gone digital.
Soon you will be able to go shopping with your friends … digitally enabled. It’s no joke, I’ve come across at least two very different retail solutions innovations; Shoppd a Chinese developed software kit that allows you to chat, video and share your online shopping experience and an American design house curating a bespoke retail experience for small groups either online or in person. Social e-commerce as it is referred to is already a thing in China?
Is it me or am I taking up all the insights from the China focus of my last interview to heart?
But before we get too carried away with examples of “Crisis tending the floors of Opportunity”, even as the UK tip-toes into more relaxed restrictions for its nationwide lockdown protocols there are some tough topics to consider. The figures are a challenging to really come to terms with, comparatively the UK has far higher deaths per capita than South Korea who had a much higher case of diagnosis and nationally the ONS statistics indicate some unfortunate disadvantages down the lines of race, ethnicity and wealth disparities in dealing with/ surviving the disease.
At present, it appears the world is more than ready to move on, and me to get back to working life, but it would be prudent to ensure that we learn wider lessons from this time, me included.