Digital Competences and Digital Life in the Post Pandemic World
AbstractThe authors of this paper are bringing a fresh look on the challenges and opportunities for the tech companies and the technical education institutions in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that this event had on the society on a global scale, for all demographic categories. As being the first pandemic, which had to be faced by the “digitized society”, during two or so years of physical distancing various challenges have arisen for our highly interconnected fast-paced and dynamic world, but in an equal manner, several opportunities and revelations were discovered amid the necessary sanitary measures. This material aims to highlight both the strong points and the weak points that our society has shown during the last few years, but also the highly interesting social and psychological studies resulted after these events. Keywords: digitalization, digital skills, pandemic, post pandemic world, work from home, remote work, work-life balance, online classes, online learning, social issues, senior citizens care, elder care, psychological effects, psychology, lessons learned.