SINGAPORE (June 5): Not so long ago, virtual meetings were merely the stuff of sci-fi movies ­— picture a Jedi Council meeting in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Yet following the onset of Covid-19, science fiction has become the new reality as students and workers flock en masse onto online conversation platforms like Zoom to communicate with one another. With these new methods of communication further surmounting the barriers of space and time, human interaction stands on the cusp of a digital revolution.

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