|The most positive social psychological change that will last after the end of the pandemic, is likely to be the ability to make a real and meaningful social connection at a distance. That is, using the kind of tools we’re using now to actually feel connected to somebody. I can see my colleagues doing things like having a toast over zoom now, actually doing this to welcome a new faculty member and beyond, my daughter’s playing games with groups online, this way, or with zoom, and so forth. This will be a skill, it’s been debatable for a long time, whether people in online settings are really making social contact and feeling social connection. One of the things we’re learning is the skill of how to do that in these current circumstances. And that means that long distance friendships and relationships can be bolstered, more easily at the end of the pandemic.