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Welcoming “All-Digital” Era in 2021

2020 was a challenging year for everyone around the world due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. However, this pandemic also forces us to adapt with the new normal condition. Therefore, we need to utilize the moment to embrace digital transformation since most of our daily activities are going online and digital, including the following activities.

1. Online Health Consultation

Health is one of the most important life aspects, especially during COVID-19 global pandemic. Nowadays, health sector can not be separated from the influence of technology, where recently we heard about Telemedicine, a concept that allows doctors and patients to have a medical consultation remotely by using technology. In Indonesia, people can easily consult remotely with doctors as well as buy medicine online through one application.

2. Virtual Event

In the coming years, there will be more events with virtual concepts, including virtual music concert, virtual seminar, as well as virtual wedding and graduation. Certainly, technology has transformed offline activities to online, which can be attended or enjoyed from anywhere including from home.

3. Cashless Payment

The current payment transaction methods have also shifted to digital, and people must adapt to this new payment method. For millennials, most of them tend to prefer this method that is considered as a simpler way and it is cashless, so it does not need physical money. Moreover, not exchanging physical money can also reduce the spread of the virus from one person to another.

4. Work and Study from Home

The next trend is online work and study from home, that is done as one of the efforts to break the chain of the spread of COVID-19 virus. The presence of technology, work and study activities do not have to be face-to-face and can utilize various digital platforms to have a meeting as well as to do the exams.

5. Online Shopping and Business

Currently, shopping and growing our own business can be done via online from home. This pandemic changes the way of people shopping and making businesses. This moment should be utilized as one of the efforts to recover the economy in the middle of the pandemic. With digital technology, people prefer practical and simpler things including how they shop online for their daily needs. Moreover, people also have a big opportunity to easily make and grow their own businesses by utilizing digital technology and the Internet.

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