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Pandemic Takeaways And Tech Trends

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Amy Webb, founder of the Future Today Institute. Credit: Elena Seibert.

Business travel is dead. Consumer Privacy? no more. But we’ve learned to be more adaptive … and more willing to plan for uncertainty in the future.

These are a few of the takeaways Amy Webb, founder of the Future Today Institute, sees resulting from fifteen months of living with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Webb also describes some tech trends she anticipates for 2021 and beyond … and they may surprise you!

“The focus will be much less on a tiny screen that we hold in our hands, and instead to a constellation of devices that we will wear, and at some point we will start embedding, or ingesting, even.”

Links: Future Today Institute newsletter, Amy Webb books, 2021 Tech Trends report.

Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'
Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.