Had a passing thought in mind:
Covid-19 showed us what happens when we have the mindset to abundantly misuse and waste natural resources and do whatever we please with nature. I find a very similar trend in the programming field as well - since we have enough hardware resources and CPU power, the tendency is to utilize (waste) as much of it possible by implementing questionable algorithms and solution strategies. We have to keep in mind that overuse of hardware resources and burning CPU power has an effect on nature as well. So we should always aim for the best and (super) optimized solutions when there is a chance of over-utilizing hardware resources and let go off convenience once in a while. This is one of the reasons, I am still not convinced about blockchain and functional programming because in my view they use too much resources which could have been saved.