In 2021, global populations have continued to reel amid Covid-19. Learning to co-exist with a pandemic is… pretty tiring, as it turns out. We’re all desperate to move forward: both as individuals and societies. But moving out of this liminal moment in human history is easier said than done.
This year has been about renegotiating the rules of home, work and play in line with this new reality. Blended working. The Great Resignation. Vaccine passports. Broken-system sentiment. The urban exodus.
The way our societies, cultures and economies function is undergoing rapid change, and it’s driving an evolution of our relationship with digital: a re-evaluation of which aspects of life can legitimately play out online, when we need a physical lived experience, and – increasingly – where the two might overlap.
You’ve heard about the metaverse, right? It’s the next bet that businesses from Facebook to Fortnite are vying to stake their claim in. What about web3? Or blockchain? Do you know what an NFT is? Do you want to? Do you need to?