Analysts, economists and futurists have already made their forecasts for the future.
No transformation comes without loss. There are always winners and losers. All hydrocarbon energy is bound to die. By 2026 gasoline cars will no longer be produced at all. Robots basically replace medium-skilled personnel, effectively expelling people into the category of low-skilled workers. States’ attempts to strengthen their powers may result in the collapse of the entire post-capitalist system. We will see this in the next 5–10 years.
Unless access costs decrease and quality of access increase in all countries (online classes – Ed.),
the gap in education quality, and thus socioeconomic equality will be further exacerbated.
The digital divide could become more extreme
if educational access is dictated by access to the latest technologies.
Gloria Tam, Diana El-Azar
Due to the global meltdown of airlines,
tourism and many of the other CO2 heavy industries,
fuel demand dropped like a rock in 2020.
In late 2020, many oil, gas and coal companies
have become bona-fide burning platforms
and investors are bailing as fast they can.
If corporations and governments start harvesting our biometric data en masse,
they can get to know us far better than we know ourselves,
and they can then not just predict our feelings
but also manipulate our feelings and sell us anything they want...
Yuval Noah Harari
...being in self-isolation, people stop buying a lot of unnecessary things.
In this regard, there is a throwback to the old times.
The crisis will further strengthen this trend.
...public health is the new national wealth.
Stakeholders will increasingly focus on health-related ESG metrics;
governments will come to appreciate health more as an economic resource.
...disease facilitates the spread of authoritarianism.