Global Trends 2020

Social Distancing could be beneficial for the planet

Reducing transport, both cars and flying, as a result of mitigating the spread of the virus, has already been demonstrating to be beneficial for the planet and the media has already started writing about it.

Source:https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/climate/coronavirus-habits-carbon-footprint.html

New platforms for engagement and storytelling: will coronavirus accelerate the role of videogaming?

As we survey the world after the first part of COVID-19, we can see massive behavioural changes in an expansive range of areas.  Which changes will stick are not certain, but where they involve an acceleration of an existing trend we think it is more

Nasa develop a necklace that warns wearers not to touch their face

Post-Coronavirus, many people are consciously trying to touch their face less – but finding it hard to break an unconscious habit. NASA have developed a necklace that vibrates when wearers go to touch their face, nudging them away from the unhygienic behaviour

 

Source: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/06/29/dont-touch-your-face-nasa-developed-necklace-remind-you/3277469001/