The pandemic has shown technology can help keep society functional under stress. In Asia, there has been an extraordinary array of innovation to this end: Unmanned deliveries, drones to check the temperatures of citizens, holographic and voice-controlled elevators and more.
But despite these innovations in Asia, some find it hard to shake a local mindset. What happens in China is treated with skepticism in Europe.
Many barriers - cultural, regulatory and capital - are still preventing game-changing innovations from spreading.