“The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition.” (from the obstacle is the way)
The world around is way to complicated to make predictions about the future. You can only philosophize about what the second and third-order effects are going to be.
But it’s hard to imagine that things will go back to normal any time soon.
And if we want to go back to normal, then everything in how we define ‘normal’ should be exactly the same. Nothing can be different.
Then you refer to a time that most countries were underprepared, where we only listen to a small group of specialists (who made many mistakes), and the next president of the United States is again an old person, who can’t talk, or thought that COVID was a hoax.
Fuck normal. It’s time for change.
What I’ve been reading
The pandemic already pushed millions to work from home. Many of them will likely go back to a very different office.
‘Fitting as many people as possible into one location won’t be as acceptable as it used to be.’
What will happen when we reopen the bars and restaurants. Will we go back?
Some data pre-lock-down might suggest things will not go back to normal.
‘One major piece of evidence comes from data about restaurants, which were some of the first institutions targeted by coronavirus-related restrictions. Many states have ordered restaurants to close their dine-in service, with the timing of those closures varying between states. OpenTable, a popular online reservation service, has published state-level data on daily restaurant reservations as a percentage of reservations on the same day of 2019.’
Every step of the way, to everyone around us, we should be asking the question, what are you building? What are you building directly, or helping other people to build, or teaching other people to build, or taking care of people who are building?