Published 06 July 2020 by Dr Iqbal Survé
Cape Town – History, a record of past events good and bad, is peppered with seminal moments of human advancement – think when man first invented fire, the wheel, the telephone, train, machines to enhance manufacture, space travel, the personal computer, mobile phone and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The spoken word, to written, and now to voice activated communication and so on.
Each advancement compelled an adaptation of human behaviour. However, it is the current technological revolution, coupled with the global war against Covid-19, that can reasonably be said as driving the most dramatic reformation of human beings, at present. Whether this is a plus or a negative is yet to be decided – the outcome being firmly in the hands of each one of us.
Where once we took something as mundane as hugging and the public, physical display of affection for granted, we have been told to adhere to social distancing.
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