Global Trends 2020

Zoom Video stock spikes by more than 100% since January

The share price of Zoom, the US remote conferencing service, has doubled since the end of January, rising from $70 a share at the end of January to over $141 by 26 March. As more countries are forced into lockdown, firms which help to bring us together – for work or play –  are thriving.

Source: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/zoom-stock-price-surged-coronavirus-pandemic-video-work-from-home-2020-3-1029023594

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/