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THE NEW NORMAL

Mauro Guillén on how the pandemic is accelerating history

Courtesy Mauro Guillen

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 Mauro Guillén, a professor of management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to numerous accolades for his work, the trained sociologist is also the author of 2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything, which will be published in August 2020.

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