Writer: Setyo Budiantoro
Despite the devastating impact of COVID-19, the telecommunications and agriculture sectors have continued to expand. The growth of telecommunications-related industries that deal with information technology has even skyrocketed.
The pandemic has forced humans to interact without physical proximity. Almost all economic and social activities instantly turned digital.
The prophecy of futurist Alvin Toffler from the 1980s came true. Toffler predicted a roaring wave of change due to an information technology revolution triggering a future shock (the third wave). Through affordable smartphones and internet connections, the world is now in our hands. Whether rich or poor, big or small, everyone will bow equally in front of information technology.