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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.

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Hilary Cottam
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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 Hilary Cottam, an author, innovator, and change-maker. Her most recent book, Radical Help: How we can remake the relationships between us and revolutionize the welfare statewas published in 2018.

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