This is the big question. Do we really want to learn the lessons we received so far?! The pandemic showed us two things very clearly: We live in a closed, fully integrated and interdependent world, where we owe 100% mutual responsibility towards each other above borders, nationalities, countries, social status, etc. This is not something … More Assuming we overcome this pandemic, what kind of positive outcome should we expect from what we learned from this experience?
Will, I think that the notion “globalization” has already been used in negative context, moreover we have seen protests, even riots against the concept. But we need to differentiate between how we have been using globalization – exploiting global markets, financial ties for the benefit of a small minority at the expense of the majority … More Will current world pandemics cause that in the future word globalization is used in explicitly negative context?
This is really the big question! Will we use our unique Human mind capable of critical self-assessment and this initiate necessary self-changes? Or we get scared, unite, work together – eventually – as an animalistic survival reflex, and then when the crisis is over we blindly return to the same life, same state we were … More Will humanity learn something from the Covid-19 outbreak? Will we as humans take this crisis as an opportunity to change or will everything be the same when this is over?
At this stage we don’t know. So far the numbers don’t support your claim, although there is no guarantee that with a mutation the virus doesn’t turn to be as deadly as the Spanish flue. But in terms of its general effect, we can already assume that this pandemic will cause unprecedented changes in Humanity … More I believe that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has the potential to be the worse pandemic the world has ever seen by far. Does anyone agree with me?
Yes it does and this is very important. The right diagnosis is half the cure! After all, while we are trying to prevent, treat the Coronavirus infection we really need to diagnose and start treating the much greater problem, the true “deadly virus”: our own inherently selfish, hateful, greedy egos. It is our own nature … More Is this pandemic really revealing the dark side of our humanity (hording goods, xenophobia, etc.)?
Well it seems the Chinese managed to contain the virus with reasonably short time although we still don’t know the natural course of the outbreak. But in general coercion, forcing people to comply doesn’t work, as people instinctively rebel. Moreover for such draconian restrictions to be effective people would need to trust their leaders, and … More Should individual freedom be reasonably suspended and retargeted during moments of crisis?
I think we all remember the famous scene from the movie “Matrix”, Agent Smith disclosing to Morpheus his revelation that Humans are actually a form of a virus destroying the planet and themselves as cancer! Now when we are watching how our modern society is consuming everything around it, how in our reactions to the … More Which virus needs urgent treatment, Covid-19, or the “Human virus