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    MIT Technology Review | Gideon Lichfield | 3/17/20 | 8 min
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    • Shemp4 months ago

      This isn't temporary. It's a new way of life.

      • Karenz4 months ago

        For me, this is not a good time to be reading that we’ll never go back to how life was. I’ve just made it through a week!

    • Jessica4 months ago

      I sense that many of the solutions proposed in this article will be prone to data privacy issues.

      • thorgalle
        Scout
        4 months ago

        Yep, hopefully that will be considered and debated before measures like these get implemented in a rush. And for highly accurate location tracking, you'd need everyone to have a smartphone with internet access. That's not guaranteed today, there are holes in the ideas.

    • Bluepuke4 months ago

      Spending an entire week being “terminally online” has provided me with lots of speculation on what life looks like after we emerge from the more visceral threats Covid-19. What does work look like? How do we pay for the accumulation of debt piling up for food and housing while we’re stuck indoors? What’s in the cards for businesses that cater to large groups of people? Do we enact new public safety rules? How do we enforce them? Who enforces them? This article doesn’t speculate on every wild anxiety running through my head, but I thought that it’s predictions about public safety measures sound possible. Wild times.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        4 months ago

        Excellent comment.

        Welcome to Readup, Bluepuke. Also, great username.

        • Bluepuke4 months ago

          Thanks, bill. Looking forward to delving into readup more in the coming weeks!

          • bill
            Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
            4 months ago

            👍👍

    • joanne4 months ago

      I believe this is the beginning of a shift in the world order. We are technically ready for Big Brother state and now we have “reasons” to monitor more and more people. Hopefully we’ll move toward cooperation, consensus and compassion

    • Florian
      Top reader this weekReading streakScribe
      4 months ago

      That’s quite the reality check and for some it’s not looking good

    • Pegeen4 months ago

      We are all being affected and therefore being forced to wake up and change. This is the beginning of a new era but it is still unknown what it will look like.

    • TripleG
      Reading streak
      4 months ago

      The Mayans said for 2012 there would be an energy shift and the world we knew would never be the same!!

    • mamoji4 months ago

      This generation has a huge responsibility on how to manage change, because is really happening and is going to be a big one.

    • jbuchana
      Scout
      4 months ago

      The assumption that once this pandemic passes, assuming it does ever pass, more will be coming along is probably true, but will it be 100 years again like it was this time?

      • Shemp4 months ago

        Increased proximity of humans and wild animals due to our moving into their habitat is going to make things like this more frequent. It has also recently become increasingly feasible to engineer pathogens like this, and it will only become more so. In a sense, it's a good thing that this is happening now in that it forces us to develop resilience for what is surely to come.