Drones and Digital Everything or In-Person Connection?

Top

Community and belonging are so important. They are essential to our physical and emotional health and also to our ability to perform at our best. For now, we need to use digital tools to stay connected the best we can. After COVID, we need to get back to in-person connection.

I’m increasingly concerned that already existing trends away from in-person connection are being further entrenched. I fear the worst possible outcome is a halfway approach to both the virus and community: not fully fighting the virus and not fully connecting either. Instead, I think it’s wise we do everything we can to fight the virus hard and eliminate it. And then reconnect (in-person) with the same intensity.

I could see this going both ways: digital and drones for everything. Or, the re-emergence of tightly-knit communities with lots of small, local businesses where people know each other, give each other the benefit of the doubt, and help each other out. Like most complex things, I have no idea which way the chips will fall, and it will probably be somewhere in the middle. But I’m already thinking about what I can do to fight for the latter.

Brad

Related posts

Protocols and Peak Performance

Reading Time: 3 min

Last week, the popular podcast host Andrew Huberman went on the Tonight Show. During his appearance, he ​said​ that getting sufficient low-angle morning sunlight is “the single best thing you…

View post
several rogue gym plates

Load Management for Life

Reading Time: 2 min

A fews weeks back, I tweaked my calf on a deep pendulum squat. I proceeded to have a brief conversation with a physical therapist who trains at my gym. He…

View post
flag of the usa on a pole

Ruggedness and Flexibility and American Politics

Reading Time: 3 min

In a recent talk on my new book, a question about politics came up, because of course. Even if you loathe politics, I’m asking you to stick with me here, because…

View post

1 comment

    Leave your comment