Verdict Magazine Issue 3 is now out, and with the coronavirus redefining the world around us, it couldn’t be at a stranger time.
Some 80 years ago, World War II transformed society forever, shaping the development of the next century in thousands, if not millions of different ways. Technology, culture and social norms were all shaped by the event, with the modern world’s foundations firmly entrenched in the conflict.
Now, we are in the midst of an event that will similarly shape the next century. While the circumstances are radically different, the global nature of the coronavirus pandemic, and the upheaval to people’s day-to-day lives, is similar. And as with World War II, the coronavirus will impact aspects of technology, society and culture in a myriad of ways, many of which are impossible to predict at this distance.
We are in the midst of the painful birth of a new, more technological age, and nothing is going to be the same again. And amid the chaos, companies are attempting to adapt; to prepare themselves for what is to come. Because this is not about the new normal – it may not always feel like it, but that is changing on a near daily basis. What we must deal with now is the future normal, and the road there is rocky and deeply uncertain.
In this, the latest issue of Verdict Magazine, we don’t pretend to have all the answers – we haven’t even begun to discover all the questions yet – but we are exploring how things are changing, and what businesses can do to remain afloat in one of the most uncertain and chaotic periods in living memory.
Highlights from Verdict Magazine Issue 3
Thanks to the coronavirus, industry 4.0’s birth is more painful, brutal and quick than we could have ever expected. Here’s why adoption could be vital to companies’ survival
Until recently, the UK tech sector had been enjoying an impressive run of success, but the coronavirus has brought dark clouds for the industry
And much more technology news, analysis and long reads, in the latest issue of Verdict Magazine. Read it now.