Technologies of Hope and Fear: 100 Pandemic Technologies
Tactical Tech, featuring products by Amazon, Immutouch, Sickweather and C-FACE
If we look at technological innovations throughout history, what can we learn about the surrounding events and anxieties that led to their invention? Technologies of Hope and Fear takes a snapshot of 100 technologies adapted and developed in response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic — from those that promise to control the spread of the virus to those that promise to predict where it will go next.
Amongst the products are a patent for a personal assistant that detects when you’re sick and offers to get you medicine; a wristband that buzzes when you touch your face too often; an app that forecasts outbreaks of illness by analysing local social media; and a ‘smart mask’ for breathing safely that can also translate and transcribe what you say.