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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 Keller Easterling
THE NEW NORMAL

Keller Easterling on what coronavirus tells us about this moment

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 Keller Easterling, an architect, writer, and the director of the Master of Environmental Design program at Yale University. She has written three books; her forthcoming book, Medium Design, will be published this year. 

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