(Digital Environment) The Digital Environment as a Global Commons (Valdai Discussion Club)

One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic was a sharp increase of the digital environment’s importance in social and political activities. Distance work and training, remote services, and electronic communication were relied upon instead of personal contact amid lockdown conditions — all this has become, if not a new norm of life, then certainly commonplace, writes Valdai Club Programme Director Oleg Barabanov.