8 Common Things You’ll Never See in Public Ever Again After the Coronavirus

8 Common Things You’ll Never See in Public Ever Again After the Coronavirus

From wearing masks and gloves daily to measuring our body temperature with a forehead thermometer as soon as we get to the office, there are many notable changes that reveal how life has altered since coronavirus struck. Therefore, we expect that other common things will change or disappear too.

“Digital infrastructure is already a part of our lives [and] this digitalization will be more prominent after the pandemic,” notes Defne Apul, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Toledo.

Are you curious enough to find out what the world will look like after the coronavirus pandemic? Read on for more info and stay safe!

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1. Elevator buttons

Elevator buttons are often touched by hundreds or thousands of fingers every single day. We could even say that elevator buttons are night clubs for viruses and bacteria (especially when they come with some form of a red light).

“You’ll never see elevator buttons that you have to press again,” says Michael Syracuse, a partner at New York-based architecture firm FXCollaborative. Instead, Syracuse says you will most likely be able to select your floor “using sensors in your phone, your building pass, face recognition, or using your voice.”

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16 thoughts on “8 Common Things You’ll Never See in Public Ever Again After the Coronavirus”

  1. Full service gas stations will never be a thing anymore. People have been spoiled to the point where they do not want to wait for the attendant to service your car. Not to mention the attitude you get at most stations, by the attendants. I’m from NJ originally and I know this first hand. It’s normally kids pumping the gas and they are not privy to good customer service. I recommend using a cloth to pump gas and then a ha d sanitizer afterwards. Once a consumer gets a dose of convenience, it’s very difficult to give that up. Actually, it’s near impossible.

    1. jersey gas stations are a joke–with no attendants -the people are in such a hurry that they literally try to push the car ahead of them out of the lane-
      it is a pleasure to have someone pump the gas for you-especially in cold or hot or rainy weather-

    2. you use a great state to identify with-people in jersey are so ill mannered and rude-it is worth your life to pull into a self service station-i have seen idiots nearly ram the car ahead of them if they are not fast enough -and sometimes i have seen guys race to get in front of you at the pump-I think road rage was started in jersey gas stations

    3. Sorry John but there are many of us out here unable to check the tires and fluids in our cars and need that full service station. I’m 80 and while I know how to do these things it’s physically impossible.

    4. My thoughts exactly when i read that about them coming back. I totally agree, No way. There may be more of a mix, but self serve will not go away.

    5. Agree.

      Also consider many of the newer and bigger gas stations, some with up to 40 or more pumps. Can you imagine having 40 attendants?

  2. I live in Texas and I have not seen a full service gas station in many years. Everything is self serve. I used to work in one and we cleaned those pumps and the handles daily. It was part of our job. I’d spray them with Fantastic and wipe them down. I had a lady tell me one time they should pay someone to do that. I looked at her and said they do “me” or my coworkers.

  3. Full service gas stations were a luxury and a great first job for many folks. They could return if customer service is stressed (the customer is always right). They would also bring a level of security so drivers don’t have to get out of their cars and risk car-jacking. Also, warmer in winter for drivers.

  4. Pasquale Attanasio

    I think full-service could possibly work as long as they don’t raise the price of the gas I think we would all like that

  5. How come there haven’t been pandemics caused by these 8 things over the century? Could it be because our bodies see the majority of these germs and they know how to handle and fight them? If we lived in a totally sterile environment we would all die along with the rest of the world. But then again you are probably politically correct too.

  6. Touch-activated soap dispensers is the one I liked,but your washing your hands afterward.How about door handles to buildings leading in.

    1. This all is out of control. People wash your hands. The virus is spread by airborne aerosols droplets sneezing talking coughing. There is no way other than self service soap didkensers are building owners companies going to spend billions of dollars to retrofit these changes. People grow up wash your hands. !!!!!!! We cannot live in s a sterile state than we will all die Our bodies need germs so our immune systems work !!!! Let’s get reAl.

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