I studied past pandemics particularly 1919 and have ideas.
I feel it useful for the incredible minds here to consider:
How will society change and how can your ideas impact this change.
One opportunity is for:
From the simple to the most complex.
eg: Mitigation can be as simple as copper/brass human contact points.
eg: Japan/Singapore became one of the most hygienic societies—for better or worse.
The US approach was earlier and more documented.
eg: Air flow. It was shown that a reasonable CMF of air exchange would diminish likelihood of infection.
Open windows became a priority with year-round slow fans.
eg: one reason most outside air is better is the ionic charge. Indoor air becomes positively charged and dust, some bacteria, viruses can travel much farther, even going through some filters.
eg: Some ionizers (not ozone, that is healthy in some other limited ways) will become prominent in public spaces and a “selling” feature.
I suspect a similar pattern but perhaps more compressed. We are in the reaction moment not the action moment.
A location with significantly high positive ionic air and a large crowd created higher spread.
The result will be a fundamental change in workplace design and the concept of a corporate “headquarters”.
Less central large buildings in one geographic.
The impact is clear to all business and pleasure events. It will come back but it takes time.
Based on the severity: the supply chain and food production will be forever realigned.
Smaller local factories will rise as will more local farming.
However big cities for better or worse will be less valued.
Nor will the ideas from the 2020 Pandemic be deemed rational looking back 100 years later.
Virus are not “alive” they need your DNA and are so small they can pass through most “masks”.
They are not bacteria.
We are witnessing something far different in 2020.
Most are reliant upon an unknown supply-chain and have fear of not providing.
On the other side of the Pandemic we see different.
New communication forms will soar post 2020 Pandemic.
We will see the same post 2020 Pandemic.
During the 2020 Pandemic there is a flood of information.
This century defining moment—we are awash with information and data but we have little wisdom.
The tech that defines the century will produce—wisdom.
In the post 2020s the rise of new skills: discernment and technologies, Contextual AI that assists in not information but wisdom will define these next 100 years.
The post 2020 Pandemic will move many national and regional supply-chains back.
The first is pharmaceutical and medical supplies to national and maybe regional as well as food production.
Some people took this “folk” observations and rapidly applied it in 1919—even the US military.
It will be true in 2020.
The proof case will be the surge in creativity and productivity working from home.
Smart companies will adopt and investors will reward the early adopters.
Post 2020 Pandemic there will be hygiene tests/requirements/mitigation for:
Demand by consumers and regulation
It was called the “Roaring 20s”
We will have our “Roaring 20s” also and it will be one of humanity’s greatest moments and likely not to crash.
This awaits us—on the other side
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