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So, tech is taking over from real life? Don’t be too sure about that

The great experiment in living online that is lockdown could very well have an unexpected outcome

Leo Lewis

Of all the professional sports affected by bans on spectators, sumo feels to me the strangest without its crowds.

In theory, 1,400-year-old traditions and ritualised channelling of the warrior spirit should preserve the sport’s essence, even without a roaring throng. As it turns out, loincloths and blubber lose a lot of their thrill without the cushion-hurling grannies and half-cut salarymen who normally attend such events.

The tech world should take note. Asia’s various responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have tested, ahead of the rest of us, received wisdom and future projections about the way we consume content and engage with technology...

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