When Covid-19 has done with us, what will be the new normal?

From online GPs and home working to smartphone tracking, the speed at which we are embracing technology is unprecedented – but can we trust it? Pandemics – as the historian Yuval Noah Harari has observed – press the fast-forward button on history. Suddenly, changes that would in pre-corona times have generated years of debate, dissent, hesitation, opposition and delay turn out to be possible overnight. Exhibit A in this context is the way in which hundreds of thousands of white-collar workers are suddenly able – indeed, required – to work from home. Continue reading...