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    Corona leads us to a new and remote society
    Vienna on May 25, 2020
    The forced pause mode in our own four walls caused by the corona virus, the contact restrictions and restrictions in almost all public areas of life make our everyday life a continuous “remote experience” or “Remote X”.  Videoconferencing is the new normality in both professional and private contexts. In addition, many everyday activities are replaced by digital processes or virtual experiences. The new cultural form of “Remote X” is emerging, which manifests itself in both private and professional life.

    Remote X manifests itself in two basic phenomena: Digital services, which existed before the Corona crisis, are now being used massively, e.g. online food shopping or the aforementioned example of video conferencing in private and professional environments. At the same time, everyday, analogue activities are being digitalized at a rapid pace and transformed into services, some of which are completely new. No matter whether a visit to the dentist from a distance, independent hair cutting guided by the hairdresser via video chat or a visit to a museum by robot. All these are characteristics of “Remote X”.

    In times of “Remote X”, product and service offerings must be revised and transformed as quickly as possible to ensure that they can be easily accessed and continuously used from home. There are no limits to creativity. The use of technology and innovative concepts makes it possible, among other things, to transfer restaurant visits to the home, to take advantage of medical care outside the practice, to experience a visit to the cinema and clubs with friends digitally or to visit sights virtually with a remote tour guide.

    “Remote X” also transforms certain forms of work and will in future enable new forms of working from home through the use of technologies such as cloud computing and robotic systems. In addition to the familiar remote working outside of office premises, laboratories for R&D purposes (Strateos) and semi-autonomous trucks (Einride) will be able to be remotely controlled in the future. Via new user interfaces, robots in production halls can also be operated by remote workers from home

    Read more about innovations triggered by the Coronacrisis here.

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