Can we get a thread going with the many good brains here about what’s likely to change whenever it becomes okay to go outside again?
Because I’m pretty damn scared that for most of us, life in general is going to be pretty bad, and nowhere near “normal,” for a long, long time.
As for “better”? Despite apparent potential for positive changes, that seems even less likely. And of course, life is going to be more different, and a lot worse, for most of us than it will be for some privileged others.
A couple of days ago, Mark posted this libertarian tech-bro utopian vision of post-viral life, and its vision of post-pandemic life just doesn’t ring true or likely at all for me.
Not to rehash that post’s thread, which is a great start. I think that Reason Magazine’s speculations in that video about how “work” will change fail to see and hope for the possibility that most of us will be able to not just work differently, but also do LESS work. Instead of the more and more and more work that so many of us have been doing lately.
I’m hoping this thread can be a repository of not only this community’s good-brained speculations but also links to good think pieces about the coming future, like this one (thanks @gracchus ) –
Where do you think we’re going?