Civilizations combined narrow fields of vision to focus the health of all humankind- in 2020. Facilitating such specific responses, people are isolating by force as well as in free will, curtailing a pandemic of viral porportions. In January of 2021, the most vulnerable, like the elderly and immune compromised began inoculation with injectable, novel, engineered drugs.
The citizens of nations adjust in disparate ways. Some have welcomed the newfound introversion created in being homebound. Others violently collide in virtual life and through physical, in-person street brawls organized online. Such wide latitudes of behavior continue into a new year.
What Happens Sooner & Later
- Global Leadership puts new emphasis on partnership, union and synergy after years of fracturing the major, global and historic partnerships. Leaders will need caution to avoid further alienation of citizens who are reticent to engage people of different backgrounds and geographies.
- Advanced tchnology is once more gaining rapid investment, prestige and popularity. Key officers of business and law may pay greater and special attention in how technologies augment and supplement human operations and affect quality of life.
- New habits are forming and societies are morphing human-occupied spaces as personal lives become more sedentary. The pandemic and stress caused by cultural changes are leading to a constriction of life expectancy and a life span drop in the U.S., perhaps only temporarily but such trends could be made long-term. They are caused by the delay and wait for pandemic vaccinations, the resultant retard and loss of health and fitness regimens (a consequence of social distancing and isolation).
The world cannot return to a real point existing before the new coronaviruses. In fact, the pandemic has accelerated changes in the structure of human settlements like cities and in migration, maybe even in DNA. Hopefully, the information gleaned in the chaos of the virus will make nations smarter and better prepared for the next health emergencies.