the great divide
MEGA|August 2021
Does going digital in the new normal keep us connected or is it leaving others behind a blank screen?
MIA CASTRO

As every aspect of our lives has gone online, the nature of work, education, and even access to our everyday needs changed overnight when the pandemic hit. Delivery apps and Zoom classes have made the sudden arrival of the new normal easier. But while some of us sit at home safely sheltered behind our screens, many more offline people are sacrificing meals to buy “data” to attend classes and struggling to find work that will allow them to purchase laptops or tablets that are now deemed essential. The pandemic has pushed us into a digital revolution, but it has also exposed the pre-existing divide in society with most left behind on the other side.

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