Reimagining our relationship with technology.

2021. A year that continues to beat us with 2020’s stick whilst simultaneously dangling a carrot — a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a vaccine. Whatever happens this year, and the jury’s still out, we know the Covid-19 pandemic will continue to challenge the ways in which we live our lives for the foreseeable future.

Welcome to the new normal

A challenge

Wrongheaded thinking

We did a month of R&D on bluetooth contact tracing using a mobile’s inbuilt BLE technology and quickly demonstrated that the £11.8 million being spent on the first version of the NHSX contact tracing app was likely to be a complete waste because the technology was unviable’

The truth about technology

In other words, technology can contribute to meeting real life needs more effectively. Given the rapid adjustments we’ve all had to make to our lives, there are a significant number of real life needs such as to be healthy, safe, fed, connected and educated that present opportunities for technology to have a positive impact. And for organisations, there’s the challenge of staying commercially relevant.

An example: EMITTO app

Reimagining our relationship with technology

If you’re considering using technology to contribute to re-imagining a post-Covid or with-Covid world and need a technology partner to help, we’d love to hear from you together@wemakewaves.digital. In the meantime, stay safe, be kind and take care of each other.

Originally published at https://wemakewaves.digital.

We make digital products that deliver impact for entrepreneurs, startups and forward thinking organisations. Let’s Make Waves! wemakewaves.digital

We make digital products that deliver impact for entrepreneurs, startups and forward thinking organisations. Let’s Make Waves! wemakewaves.digital