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The New Normal

Coronavirus has changed the world. Here’s how experts think it will affect our lives in five years.

Courtesy Benjamin Bratton
THE NEW NORMAL

Benjamin Bratton says we stay hyperaware of contagion post-Covid

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It took a global pandemic and stay-at-home orders for 1.5 billion people worldwide, but something is finally occurring to us: The future we thought we expected may not be the one we get.

We know that things will change; how they’ll change is a mystery. To envision a future altered by coronavirus, Quartz asked dozens of experts for their best predictions on how the world will be different in five years.

Below is an answer from Benjamin Bratton, a professor of visual arts and director of the Center for Design and Geopolitics at the University of California, San Diego. His work covers topics such as philosophy, art, design, and computer science. according to his web site.

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