In whatever ways the pandemic might continue to affect the world, there's no doubt we're set to have some technological advancements in the years ahead.
However, even though the global health crisis kept disrupting on-ground operations, it by no means stopped creativity. 2021 brought the launch or development of some of the most ambitious architectural projects of our times, many of which united under the themes of sustainability, inclusion, and robust public spaces.
Like many great inventions in history, modern robots first existed in science fiction literature before they materialized in the real world. The word "robot" was first coined by the Czech playwright Karl Capek in 1921, in his hit play, "Rossum's Universal Robots". It comes from the word "rabota", which means "slave labor" in the Old Slavonic language.