Corona Pandemic and the
Future: Two Results
پاندمی کرونا و آینده: دو نتیجه
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Last week in two articles entitled 'Bill Gates and Why Futurists did not Predict Corona Pandemic,' and 'Not Just a Futurist: Living in the Age of Singularity,' we discussed about futurism and corona pandemic. We are just beginning to see the impact. I would like to note two results that I see from this pandemic in immediate future:
1. As far as we know this COVID-19 is not man-made, but its global devastating effect in this Age of Singularity shows that such a virus can be created and it could be a real threat to humanity. Maybe the reason of the impact on different countries being varied is not just because of health systems and it can be because of the difference in gene pool of the population in different countries. Thus the issue of bio-defense needs to be taken a lot more seriously than it has been in the last decade.
2. The current corona pandemic has pushed the world population into virtual space and this can create a real shift in human life especially in areas like education. Already many schools are being replaced by Internet-based alternatives. This may expand into an uncharted territory and may mean a whole new developments in new computer and Internet options.
Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,
March 16, 2020
For a Secular Democratic & Futurist Republican Party in Iran