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THE NEW NORMAL

Anousheh Ansari says we’ll embrace AI and automation even more after Covid-19

Courtesy Anousheh Ansari

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 Anousheh Ansari, the CEO of design competition company XPRIZE. Her 11-day journey into space in 2006 made her the first female private space explorer, first astronaut of Iranian descent, first Muslim woman in space, and fourth private explorer to visit space.

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