It seems like a script from a movie, doesn’t it? It is filled with fear-mongering Hollywood hyperbole — a global pandemic that kills indiscriminately as it piggybacks on intercontinental flights and sows havoc across the globe.

But this kind of worst-case scenario, a staple of Hollywood hyperbole, is all too real right now. Covid-19 infections are going to influence how we travel and live, and will have a destructive impact on hi-tech industry.

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