One year. That's the milestone we just hit to mark a full year of life with a global pandemic. Did any of us foresee that we'd still be coping with the upheaval brought to us by COVID-19? In this episode of Grey Matters, we reflect on what's changed – temporarily or permanently – and how we're handling the transformation.
The “New Normal” is a phrase we've often heard to reference all of the new ways we live life today: face masks and social distancing are the most obvious evidence, but consider all of the other outcomes of trying day after day to survive a pandemic.
For one thing, how have our freedoms been impacted as far as travel? While in the past we could fairly affordably and easily hop on any mode of transportation to get around, the future may look very different and impact smaller communities as well as business mobility.
On another topic, how has our home and work life balance had to adjust? More and more workers are finding their work space is in their home space for the long term. Cities and towns are experiencing change to their traffic trends – some for the better and some not so much.
And frontline workers? In addition to healthcare and grocery employees, food service, janitorial, and delivery teams may be seen differently now that they've been on the forefront of a pandemic as their jobs put them in a position of risk so that we can all feel just a tiny bit more normal. What changes does the future hold for them?
Listen in this week and ponder the possibilities with us. Who knows, maybe one of our listeners will come up with the perfect name for the COVID-19 generation!
Links from this Episode
Steve's News Stories for the week:
YouTube may scan your videos for products to serve up more options
Apple smartwatches may be able to check your blood glucose levels
Rachel's News Stories for the week:
Your Under-13 Kids May Get Their Own Instagram App
Google develops Memory: an upgrade to Google Assistant
Steve Dotto – Host
Canada's favourite geek.
For over 20 years, as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show, Steve entertained and educated millions of Canadians on all aspects of technology.
After spending 20 years in traditional broadcasting Steve reinvented himself learning the world of social media, online community building and Internet Marketing as he built his YouTube channel into his new career.
His passion is teaching Baby Boomers and GenX how to remain relevant in the digital age, how we can reinvent ourselves and grow side hustles into successful online businesses.
Steve has a gift for making complex concepts easy to understand. Steve takes the world of technology and makes it relevant in your life.
Rachel Moore – Producer
From stage to studio, Rachel has honed her skills as an entertainer, producer, and marketer throughout her 20+ year career. As technology and communication has evolved, so she has carried her skills in writing, graphic design, and production forward into digital marketing, livestreaming, and podcasting.
In addition to working as a fulltime content marketer, Rachel hosts her own livestream show Social Glue, publishes helpful how-to videos to her YouTube channel, and produces entertaining and insightful podcasts for Really Social as well as Grey Matters.
Bottom line: if there’s a camera, microphone, and/or stage involved, Rachel can carry the message in a memorable way.