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The (dis)connected pandemic


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When the COVID-19 pandemic sent the whole world into lockdownthe internet allowed us to carry on with our daily tasks and routines to a certain degree of normalcy. Students continued with their classes remotely, employees organised their own home office, and parties and meetings were carried out through screens  

Not everyone was as lucky. According to UNESCO, 826 million children did not have access to the internet or to devices that facilitated an education.  

The digital divide has escalated during the pandemic. While half the world is suffering from hyperconnectivity, unable to detach themselves from their screens, the other half of the world is living in a completely analogue way.