Breaking habits is hard but with this months long, enforced lockdown and a broken economy we will all find ourselves moving towards some changes in our lifestyles and in our social and political structures. A few that come to my mind are :
Reducing the stress on over populated cities
Less global and more local
Building outlying satellite towns and making them autonomous and independent
Flattening hierarchies, helping rebuild smaller businesses
Adoption of a global digital currency
Kick starting our agriculture and farming on a priority basis
Investing in health care
Digital transformation will pick up pace. Simplifying tasks so they can be attributed to tech and robotics and thus free up time to innovate and create a new world order.
Appreciating and acknowledging the co-dependence between man and nature. Nurturing our planet and the environment.
Collaborations and task teams will take precedence over monopolistic leaders and organisations.
Most importantly, we will see global citizens rise in a wave against the existing inequities and work towards building a common future. As we can see the pandemic was the first blow to setting our house in order. War, injustice, hatred, apathy, divisiveness are all being aggravated. All that is negative is coming to the surface and showing us a mirror to our ugliness. It will eventually be replaced by a new world order but not before the planet and its people have paid a price to learn these lessons.