Covid-19 has certainly been a major life disruptor but contemplate what the outcome would have been if technologies like web-conferencing, high-speed internet, and agile distributed systems were not as mature as they are now. Mantek's professional recruitment team has operated virtually for many years and gained a considerable understanding of the remote work challenges. With that consideration, once the economy and business resume some sense of normalcy, we can anticipate how these technology lifestyle disruptors will affect our daily lives.
Lifestyle Disrupter - Rollout of 5G
5G rollouts that the telecom giants had begun have in some cases slowed or been postponed due to the pandemic. Previously, Gartner had predicted that worldwide 5G network infrastructure revenues would reach $4.2 billion in 2020, recording year-over-year growth of 89 percent. Subsequently, while there are some forms of 5G currently in place, the implementation for driverless cars and smart cities will be impacted. In conclusion, once business and the economy rebound, 5G will be roaring on our roads, IoT devices, and micro to massive screens everywhere.
5G will expand beyond the reach of telecommunications
Similarly, with more people spending time at home, there will be increased utilization of a communication device called a phablet. Basically, a phablet is a cross between a smartphone and a tablet with a screen 6 inches or larger. With that stated, the pro to this device is a mobile option to connect to your office data remotely. Consider this, the con is that an affordable option to connect the phablet to a monitor is still in the works. Moreover, the phablet is truly a mobile solution not ideal for a remote office setup. A home office is better furnished with a full-sized monitor, keyboard, and mouse. In the near future, PCs will increasingly be replaced by less expensive solid-state, zero-configuration thin client terminals. In conclusion, these terminals will use bandwidth-conserving, encrypted session protocols.
Phablets make sense when they can replace the laptop for business use
The pandemic forced the closure of millions of restaurants and changed the way consumers dine out. Virtual kitchens, or ghost kitchens, have grown in popularity and necessity thanks to Covid-19. Basically a ghost kitchen is where virtual brands are produced without a brick and mortar location. A virtual or ghost kitchen will rent from a landlord at a co-op facility like Kitchens United or Cloud Kitchens, normally located in densely populated areas. From there, they launch their brand and delivery from an app like UberEats or DoorDash.
Meanwhile, IT professionals with artificial intelligence and point-of-sale skills will find working for this niche industry an exciting option to add to their career market specialty. Similarly, Ghost kitchens are becoming more popular because food delivery is exploding. Investors apparently can’t get enough of ghost kitchens. Uber founder, Travis Kalanick has $400 million to set up his ghost kitchen company.
Many chefs and brands can work via one virtual kitchen