2020 has not had a good name; with uni students feeling as though they have just thrown 9k into the incinerator, crackling and lagging zoom voices replacing the clarity of face-to-face diction, […]
Keyboards may seem niche, but under lockdown, niche hobbies are on the rise. Parts are sold out everywhere online, and because there are only a few retailers that cater to the keyboard community, this completely restricts supply. In a world where so many of us are living half our lives through computers, many it seems have decided to treat their fingers to something nice.
The lockdown does not have to be a restriction to this freedom: it can present an opportunity. How many chances do we have to throw our routines out the window?
The ability to have fully-fleshed interactions with others, through a digital system that democratizes the relations between producer and consumer, would revolutionize modern society. Lockdowns like this would be a lot more bearable. But it may also fundamentally reshape the way that we organize ourselves.