Humans have survived many millennia of adapting to difficult environmental conditions, famine, war, and pandemics.
It's the latter threat that we're facing once again, at an era where technology has reached its historical peak.
We can edit DNA sequences, listen in to far-away interstellar signals, and exit the atmosphere on a rocket using data provided by powerful yet miniature computers. Technology has brought us closer, and we do take it for granted most of the time.
Currently, the Coronavirus pandemic is testing our sanity, and once again we have to confront and challenge our need for social interaction, by maximizing the use of technology in communication.
Due to social distancing being dictated as a means of staggering the growth of the Covid-19 virus and flattening its curve, we're staying put—at our very own home office.
Writing this seated at my living room table, and for the past few days, I've been learning to wash my hands longer and more often, not touch my face, and to reduce my social interaction by unprecedented levels.
It's not as bad as we think it is; after all, our grandfathers were asked to go fight battles in the field, and all we have to do is inconvenience our constant craving for social interaction.
But there is some good news.
Domain investing is a function that can be performed from the solace of our home office, and domain sales and acquisitions are very much active. Around the world, be it in Spain or Italy, China or the UK, we are linking our business plans and share our goals to acquire or sell domain names.
Negotiations ensue after emails are exchanged, phone calls are made, and digital agreements are drafted and signed. Cyberspace is very much alive, buzzing with activity and new ideas, and we retain our humanity by keeping ourselves social, even if it is from a distance.
Voice and textual tools and services are at a domain broker's disposal.
We can use Zoom and Skype and WhatsApp along with email, texting and other messaging and video services to get things rolling. Domain sales are not going to be stopped by a disease, as long as we keep in mind that the current conditions dictate that we physically distance ourselves—for now.
We will conquer the virus, and rise up from this swamp of uncertainty stronger and wiser. For now, our home office is the hive that produces the honey—our domain name sales and acquisitions.