Nonstop Video Conferencing Puts Our Once-Secret Sanctuaries on Display
It’s gutting the economy, ravaging health care, and battering education. But fewer are talking about the ways this pandemic may be impacting our culture, taking things from us — lovely things — that we might never get back.
Rock concerts. Open-office floor plans. Fro-yo toppings bars.
You know what else is likely to be rendered obsolete in a post-COVID world? Curtains. Shutters. And blinds.
While our homes were once sacred spaces where we were free to let down our guards, the new dangers of the outside world have forced us to invite the outside — awkwardly and perhaps ill-advisedly — in.
Now, between Zoom, FaceTime, Teams, BlueJeans, and Google Hangout, there are more ways to bring strangers into your home than there are good excuses to leave it.