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The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a wave of creativity from scientists and inventors. A face shield that allows you to project your voice while wearing a mask. A super computer that runs simulations that can tell whether COVID-19 measures are safe enough. Joshua Lim goes on the hunt for innovations that help make the new normal a little more bearable.
Why It Matters

Why It Matters - S4E6: Innovations In A Pandemic

16 Sep 2020 10:00pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a wave of creativity from scientists and inventors. A face shield that allows you to project your voice while wearing a mask. A super computer that runs simulations that can tell whether COVID-19 measures are safe enough. Joshua Lim goes on the hunt for innovations that help make the new normal a little more bearable.

Why It Matters

About the show:

Join our inquisitive host Joshua Lim, as he discovers emerging technologies and uncovers unexpected findings that could change the way we look at the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Puzzled by differing safe distancing rules around the world, he sneezes, sings and talks to mannequins to see how far you need to be, to be safe from each other’s viruses. Bored to tears at home, he checks out Virtual Reality technologies and witness how early adopters are already changing the way we meet, date or even party in the age of social distancing. He sees how the need for ‘eye contact’ in VR meetings means he can no longer pretend to be paying attention in remote meetings. He finds out, to his disappointment, that vaccines may not guarantee the end to future COVID-19 outbreaks and how some people are already rethinking the design for public loos for a world like that. 

See how Joshua navigates this brave new world while keeping a safe distance from his interviewees, our camera crew and everyone else.

 

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