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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.

Claire Wood
David McCourt is the author of bestselling book Total Rethink.

David McCourt says five years will bring us greater connectivity

Quartz Staff
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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 David McCourt, the founder and CEO of private investment firm Granahan McCourt Capital; the chairman of National Broadband Ireland (supplying internet to the country); and the author of the bestseller Total Rethink: Why Entrepreneurs Should Act Like Revolutionaries, published in 2018.

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