How coronavirus has changed our relationship with technology : The Indicator from Planet Money We're spending more time at home, and more time with technology — highlighting a deep digital divide in the United States and introducing thorny ethical dilemmas.

Coronavirus And The Digital Divide

Coronavirus And The Digital Divide

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A student takes online classes as the schools remain closed amid the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak in Cascais, Portugal on April 20, 2020. (Photo by Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Because of social distancing, more people in the United States are opting to stay home. And they are relying more on technologies to help them with problem-solving and managing their personal and professional lives. Access to these technologies has become more important for navigating this strange new world we're all in — and yet, there is a digital divide within the country between people who have that access, and people who don't.

Plus, there are some ethical dilemmas that come with using these technologies that many hadn't considered before. So today on the show, a chat with Shira Ovide, an old friend of the Indicator's who now writes the On Tech newsletter for The New York Times. She tells us some of the ways that our relationship with the technologies we use everyday has changed in the time of coronavirus.

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