Smart touch-free light switches save power and prevent infection transfer. Embedded monitors can communicate safety protocols in the workplace. Using large screens give remote meetings a more in-person feeling. These tools rely on network infrastructure to improve productivity. More importantly they also improve the physical and mental health of the people who use them.
When the technology made to connect you with others does what it’s supposed to, you don’t realize it’s there. It falls away. You only remember the people you conversed with and not the means that made it happen.