How covid-19 is boosting innovation | The Economist

How covid-19 is boosting innovation | The Economist

Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of technologies and pushed the world faster into the future. As businesses and organisations look towards the post-pandemic era, what lessons can be learned about innovation? Read more here: https://econ.st/3t6T7yM Film supported by Mishcon de Reya

Chapters
00:00 – How has covid-19 boosted innovation?
01:20 – Drone deliveries
04:20 – How crises lead to innovation
06:47 – How restaurants have innovated
09:29 – Inequality between companies
10:48 – Some start-ups have thrived
12:57 – Working from home
14:15 – E-learning: benefits and challenges

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How will the coronavirus crisis change the world of commerce? https://econ.st/38lfUiE

Why the pandemic is ushering in the dawn of digital medicine: https://econ.st/3sWAXjc

What do quantum computers reveal about innovation? https://econ.st/2PEqfiY

Find out why covid-19 is driving demand for drone delivery: https://econ.st/3cgZM2M

After years of dithering companies are embracing automation: https://econ.st/3v2lksx

Why spy agencies have big hopes for AI: https://econ.st/3kWnBAT

How food-delivery wars have heated up during the pandemic: https://econ.st/3rvUeb2

Why educational technology has come of age during the pandemic: https://econ.st/30pZPDJ

Read about how the pandemic is widening educational inequality: https://econ.st/3vaZdQv

The next big thing in retail will come with Chinese characteristics: https://econ.st/3qv6Mhp

50 Comments

  1. What am I talking about on October 13, 2021 at 7:12 am

    Every pandemic has been like this. Such as Newton having to work from home, and he discovered how gravity works because of a tree in his yard.

  2. JustAsurviv on October 13, 2021 at 7:12 am

    Do the Economist have transcript ? if yes, that would be so nice

  3. H Wang on October 13, 2021 at 7:13 am

    Careful not to think technology as a result of crisis. Rather, it’s during non-crisis times that human laziness and conservatism drags down adoption and advancement of technology and science. Researchers have to beg for money until people are dying from the lack of tech saviours, suddenly science gets its attention

  4. Mai Pham on October 13, 2021 at 7:14 am

    After the pandemic, the increasing rate of plastic usage can become an enormous problem for natural environment, especially in Asia (Vietnam , and some other countries that I don’t know well).

  5. The Entrepreneur on October 13, 2021 at 7:16 am

    During economic downturns, life can be much harder for startups..
    ..which are so often the engines of innovation

  6. Explimp Life Skills on October 13, 2021 at 7:18 am

    The best ever all times needed innovation would be to have The ‘Holistically balanced Perspective’ so that we could figure out the ways to ‘Revert To Our Own Original Nature’. Otherwise theses one sided innovation would put us on Extreme path, and we would be then called "The 21st century’s extremists" (Sorryfor the word ‘Extremist if it offend some of us’)
    Dilawar Khan

  7. Warren Chan on October 13, 2021 at 7:20 am

    that drone technology, once it is developed to maturity, I know one country will steal or copy the idea to survey and control their public for so called national security purposes, while in western countries it is used for the living of the public.

  8. World Tour on October 13, 2021 at 7:21 am

    Sorry, you’re far behind China. I have been observing these kind of services since 2016 or before that that here in China.

  9. Sanjeev Kumar on October 13, 2021 at 7:21 am

    Adoption is the key for a change. There is no point in advancing the innovation when the adoption rate is falling behind. The innovation must also give space for adoption and consider the possible ways.

    Take laptops/ chromebooks as an example. Still people are unwilling to buy laptops because the financial burden of physicals books & tution fee outweigh the need of laptops in India. Then how people are expecting to adopt to online lectures when the system have been entirely based on Pen & paper ?

  10. rizolli 2000 on October 13, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Everything thing is becoming online Day by day and covid has made it faster

  11. Sakshi Yadav on October 13, 2021 at 7:23 am

    The necessity is the mother of innovation

  12. Kristine on October 13, 2021 at 7:24 am

    Last territory taken in. Stressful for birdlife.

  13. Dax FC - 鯨魚頻道 [ig: 852hk] on October 13, 2021 at 7:24 am

    The rider should bring the foods to Hong Kong 😏😏

  14. Nathan Ngumi on October 13, 2021 at 7:27 am

    It will be interesting seeing which innovations endure post pandemic…

  15. Megha Jamb on October 13, 2021 at 7:27 am

    A really detailed and forward looking video. Really found it useful

  16. Christopher Armstrong on October 13, 2021 at 7:28 am

    Could do with a bit less dramatic music. Should be more like the Economist’s podcasts.

  17. sandeep salvi on October 13, 2021 at 7:29 am

    So this was all about selling more products to us with drones…

  18. truman show on October 13, 2021 at 7:29 am

    The pandemic required the improvement of technological policies (like medical R & D, infrastructure, technical rules), economic
    & social policies (new industries or social security), human resource policies (public health & education or enlightenment).
    However, it also necessitated administrative management policies (scaling up like international cooperation &
    decentralization like hearing the medical field). I hope we’ll be able to get sustainability with new techs & humane policies.

  19. Mehrshad Masaebi on October 13, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Robert malone,the inventor of mrna technology,said that this is not a vaccine 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  20. Lucille Soriano on October 13, 2021 at 7:32 am

    I hate e-learning. I still prefer face-to-face classes

  21. X-POWER TUBES on October 13, 2021 at 7:32 am

    How Wokeness is destroying it…

  22. PeaceGuarder on October 13, 2021 at 7:33 am

    India and China should learn
    with each other, we manufacture kinds of temperature detection measurements… WA: +8615020046309

  23. 편경훈 on October 13, 2021 at 7:34 am

    코로나 바이러스는 인류에게 위기로 다가올 수도 있었습니다. 하지만 인류가 어떻게 대처하는지에 따라서 앞으로 다가올 더 위험한 바이러스들에 대한 대비책이 될 수 있다고도 생각합니다. 인류의 생물학적인 위협을 극복하기 위한 과학자들의 노력을 응원합니다.

  24. Alfred on October 13, 2021 at 7:35 am

    Advice for Ms. Holley (E-learning): 1. Sell your expensive gold nike air sneakers. 2. Buy cheap refurbished PCs, instead of the macbook air that is shown in the clip. 3. Stop spending a furtune on apple airpods and beats headphones. Conclusion: This woman is misusing her money.

  25. Udu Srinivas on October 13, 2021 at 7:37 am

    You howley

  26. សុខុមសទ្ធា កែវ on October 13, 2021 at 7:37 am

    India is under Covid attack, now ! 😇😇😇 Not only Covid-19 but also its consequences such as : mental trauma, PTSD, grief, melancholic depression, poverty , hopelessness etc.
    WHO & WPA should give indians the urgent supports to fight these crisis.

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  28. Ayana Prada on October 13, 2021 at 7:38 am

    incredibly sad when people thinks a diploma is the only way out of poverty.

  29. Big Dog on October 13, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Yup this is planned

  30. A scientist's journey on October 13, 2021 at 7:42 am

    People used to complain that the economy will go back in time. But look at us we humans just tech-celerated into the future

  31. Steven Cai on October 13, 2021 at 7:46 am

    The elastic bull hemodynamically belong because coach quickly spill apud a ambitious growth. halting, bustling hand

  32. anuwat songkarn on October 13, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Covid-19 made us in tech accelerator era.

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  34. Drazenka Svedruzic on October 13, 2021 at 7:48 am

    Take out and food delivery are adding to the huge plastic waste problem.

  35. Jorge A Lucarini Sanz on October 13, 2021 at 7:50 am

    This makes both excited and afraid for what’s to come in the next couple of years. Now that we have all of this technology, we have to do better

  36. asdfe dfesd on October 13, 2021 at 7:50 am

    The homeless history preclinically bathe because trombone clearly refuse after a aromatic screwdriver. extra-large extra-small exuberant, bite-sized switch

  37. Jackie Kunovska on October 13, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Can a bomb be delivered to one’s home…..???please REGULATIONS…REGULATIONS

  38. Yasmin CHE ANI on October 13, 2021 at 7:53 am

    pigeon……

  39. Arya vijay on October 13, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Thank you all

  40. Nyujuruno on October 13, 2021 at 7:56 am

    It is not… I was really happy at the early day of covid… Now look at me. My college grades are failing I’m finding it hard to keep up with this online classes. I really missed the offline class where i used to be the top student in class

  41. kumar ujjwal on October 13, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Thank you so much , ma’am
    I’m very blessed to have teacher like you
    Plz make more Videos on Ancient political thought , actually coaching fee is very high, and no making sense of taking few classes , CEC is helping students a lot, I watch all required videos
    I have to prepare political science and international relations
    Plz make Videos for that 🙏
    Thanks ma’am again ☺

  42. Christopher Armstrong on October 13, 2021 at 7:59 am

    How about that black family buys 4 chrome books instead of insisting on buying an expensive apple devices?

  43. Curtis Carpenter on October 13, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Innovation is like the wind it blows it bends it turns in all directions according to its nature. Innovation to me is how our mind adapts to understanding our understanding.

  44. Lin Swe Htet on October 13, 2021 at 8:01 am

    When one door is closed, another one is opened
    I heard it somewhere

  45. Tawin YT IDV on October 13, 2021 at 8:02 am

    My online learning starts tomorrow 👁 💧 👄 💧 👁

  46. __ KH on October 13, 2021 at 8:03 am

    WORLD : innovating
    me : nothing

  47. Drazenka Svedruzic on October 13, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Our school district gave each student ipad for the duration of the school year. That should be the norm everywhere. BTW, I sure hope remote schooling won’t be our future. It doesn’t work well neither for kids nor parents.

  48. Justin S on October 13, 2021 at 8:05 am

    not in schools at all

  49. BetterWorld on October 13, 2021 at 8:08 am

    AI is already taking over replacing human labor… not a lot of people are aware of it. on July 24th the conference took place organized by volunteers. there were shocking facts about AI. Check it out ‘Global Crisis. This Already affects everyone.’ on AllatraTV

  50. あすかニューン on October 13, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Oh… I’m shocked to know 1 out of 8 students don’t have access to online education in the US. Wow. Even in a small and developing Asian country like mine the stats might be better. The wealth gap there must be incredible. 😧😨😰

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