The internet is a wonderous place that has served to expand our minds, connect us as communities and provide us with a never-ending source of entertainment. And after a few years in lockdown, it feels like the world wide web has only become a more enticing and interesting place to hang out. Now, you can do tons of things online without even leaving your sofa which you couldn’t have done twenty years ago.
Below, we’ve listed six things that you can try online today that you probably couldn’t just a couple of decades ago.
Talk to friends around the world face-to-face
Before the advent of online video conferencing platforms, like Skype, there was little way of actually seeing your friends who live on the other side of the world. With the exception of long-distance and exceptionally expensive telephone calls, you probably couldn’t speak to them either.
Now, there is an abundance of platforms which you can use to speak to, physically see, and swap pictures with friends who live internationally. The internet has managed to bring people together in ways we could never have imagined before its invention, and it got even better during the pandemic. Whether it’s Zoom, Teams, Google Meet or even Apple’s FaceTime, holding a conversation has never been easier.
Have a session with online psychics
Whether you previously went to see psychics or not, you’ll be impressed to learn that you can now book online sessions with psychics for regular readings, one-off trips, and even specialist readings like tarot.
Seeing a psychic isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but those who have seen one have reported feeling enlightened, hopeful, and much more content after their session, so why not give it a try?
Tour a museum
From The British Museum in London to the Guggenheim in New York to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, you can now take tours of some of the world’s most famous museums without even leaving your lounge.
The world had to become more accessible in recent years, and because of this, we now have the world’s culture, history, and art right at our fingertips.
Attend the theatre
As part of a way to reinvigorate the arts during the pandemic, many theatre companies put on virtual performances and distributed some of their archived shows so that people could go to the theatre without leaving their homes.
Even in the post-pandemic world, you can stream the theatre experience to a range of devices. This means that you can submerge yourself in the world of theatre without even having to take your pyjamas off – a sure win for most people!
Go to a haunted house
Perfect for dark and stormy nights, did you know that you can go on virtual haunted house tours right now? Some are tours of actual haunted houses around the world, while others are virtual reality houses designed to scare you, but it’s a great experience either way.
Whether you love being scared, or you just want something to do without having to get dressed, a virtual haunted house tour is a pretty cool way to spend the evening online.
Attend a gym class
And lastly, from social media to YouTube to fitness apps, there are hundreds of ways that you can now virtually attend different gym classes to get your heart rate pumping without having to sweat in front of others.
This is an excellent option for those who want to work out more but don’t want to go to the gym, don’t live near a gym, or want to save money in the cost-of-living crisis. You’ll be able to find many different workout styles, including Zumba, HIIT, and cardio classes, and you can even attend live classes for a small fee.