This collective work is an attempt to answer the following questions:
* Did the COVID-19 pandemic contribute to accelerating the process of implementing innovative solutions as part of Industry 4.0?
* To what extent did the COVID-19 pandemic influence changes in employment relations, taking into account the implemented technological innovations?
* Did the presented research results indicate a link between the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in democratic processes?
In addition, this work explores some transformations in the forms and language of media communication as well as in consumer behavior that have occurred in light of feelings uncertainty and anxiety during the pandemic.
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