The Edge explained: Connected Families
Family meets Tech. Where we used to look to relatives, we now outsource family roles through apps, social networks, and AI home assistants. Tech start-ups are efficiently filling the gap where governments and employers are failing working families. Brands can increasingly become “part of the family” as we embrace new support services. The modern village is no longer just about raising a child but allowing parents to fulfil their lives and multiple identities too.
Why is it relevant now?
Screens are officially a parent’s best friend. In an era of enforced homeschooling and remote family support networks, technology is reprising its role for healthy social connection and filling the gaps in education and entertainment.
What if …
Your brand or technology provides time and care for moms and pops too?
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