We are New Normal it’s phase 2: the new humans. The best minds explain the future to us. Our new life respecting the Planet, this time sustainable!
We are New Normal from stage 2 of Covid19, we will be called that. We must start again after the pandemic, after phase one, as anticipated by the article “Starting again after the Coronavirus: Environment + Digital”. The environment adapts, and we with him. Distinguished scientists, philosophers, and economists explain what the future will look like in the short term. Let’s take a cue to reset our lives, respect the Earth, this time!
It is from a recent TV news show broadcasted from Sky Italia “Ideas for the after”.
ProfProfessor at New York University. Tablet Magazine essayist, the online Jewish magazine founded in 2009 by the then Nextbook, the online magazine of the homonymous non-profit foundation.
Q: We are at war. The comparison is improper but after Covid19 will it be a real “post-war”?
A: We are in an economic and social position that real remembers the war and the questions are the same as 70 years ago. Will there be a collective reaction? Better or worse? For a nationalist world as before WWII? We can only say that the USA is without answers to these questions.
Q: Will there be a new balance between the Eastern and Western regions of the world like is showing the different reactions to Covid19 in some states?
A: Globally there is already a struggle between science and nationalism. Science is international. The vaccine will be cooperative. The first example comes from Brazil for the hydroxychloroquine drug. The Norwegians then contributed to the research. Cooperation with China continues from the beginning.
“New Normal, it’s a society pervaded by anxiety and fear,” Paul Nerman.
He wrote “The Industries of the Future”, translated into 16 languages. Obama administration advisor for innovation and professor at Columbia University.
Q: Reasoning during the lockdown we think about what happens in the hospital, the family, and all the citizens forced into the house who will lose their jobs. How life and dignity are the most important values, but do they have the same weight today? That is, is a life worth more than work?
A: I am convinced that all Americans also have a debt of gratitude to Italy. It means if everyone had not seen with their own eyes what was happening in Lombardy, Veneto, and all other Italian regions, we would not have closed ourselves in our homes even we. We owe a lot, a lot to Italy and its regions.
For the question, we must proceed in small steps, because if the economy starts too soon we will see how the virus does not respect any laws of the economy. Currently, all economies are desperate. You can’t save economies without people.
Q: His point of view in the division between cover and nationalism in the world.
A: The virus does not respect 196 sovereign states of the world. The individual choices of a state are influential for its neighbors. Monitoring and testing work, but the States do not have the European mentality of giving up their freedom for the collective good. There is no common science that decides the good of humanity. Today the US is “tribalist” headed by Donald Trump, and if they have the vaccine they won’t divulge it very easily, undermining the concept of democracy.
Q: Will the control of our life compromise our freedom, returning to a sort of technocracy?
A: Today we live two approaches with our data. The Chinese model, of continuous and total control. In America, however, the multinationals are holding our data. In California, only a small group of thirty-year-olds do the same. In Europe, however, a model is missing from the theme. So here is an opportunity, to create a hybrid privacy model. The new “raw material” of the next economy is data.
WE ARE NEW NORMAL: IS THE NEW AWARENESS OF BEING AFFECTED BY GLOBAL THREATS. SO WE WILL TAKE AWARE OF THE DANGER OF GLOBAL warming, MAKING US A MORE AWARE COMPANY.Alec Ross
Director at M.I.T. Technology Review, the fully owned journal of the well-known Massachusetts Institute of Technology, edited by the University completely independently.
Q: In the lockdown, we saw that we are dependent on technology. Are we in the age of machines?
A: There has never been and there will never be such an era. Instead, the growing thirst for technology continues, as is happening more and more today for healthcare, in diagnosis. The new processes and some technologies implemented for COVID will be continued. We can immediately understand how virtual meetings made us realize the uselessness of travel. We need technocratic governments that use technology in a way for a sustainable future.
Q: The vaccine is also important for geopolitical relationships. Will those who arrive earlier make it a common good?
A: The most important thing is to return to normal after the vaccine. We don’t know when we’ll find out and how long it will last. The country that will find out we hope that we are not the USA because they will prefer to keep the vaccine for themselves. The world must be able to quickly produce the vaccine, against extreme nationalism, for an open and cooperative medicine.
Q: Apps are already controlling human freedom. Who will win?
A: The individual is already controlled and with the GDPR we can manage our data. It is an advanced step, but it is not enough. Freedom, however, is not in danger with contact tracing but it is useful. Just look at the case in Taiwan. Control app on principles other than privacy, which remain anonymous.
Q: Will the globalization that caused the pandemic return after Covid?
A: We will attend the re-shoring to remove the dependence on China. A trend against globalization.
WE ARE New Normal: we WILL AMPLIFy AWARENESS. WE WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RELATIONSHIPS IN OUR REFERENCE SOCIAL GROUP, MAKING THEM STRONGER BUT we WILL ALSO INCREASE THE CONFIDENCE AGAINST THE FOREIGN COUNTRY.Gideon Lichfield.
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Insead the largest business college in the world. Offering a global education experience with locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America.
Q: From the crisis they say that we all go out together. Will the aftermath be global or national?
A: It depends on international relations. There will be clear separations between two groups.
- The collectives, the open one’s, first.
- The “tribals”, the shut one’s, secondly.
See the European answer. One feels more alone. We need more collectivity because we need the other. Social distancing is a concern for the community.
Q: Is there a leader who is showing us the way out of the pandemic?
A: We now see a lot of liberalism. Supporting the leader as a vaccine is like trying to understand COVID with the metaphor of war. We don’t need war because we are all exposed existentially. The global crisis is resolved with care, not with leaders but with the manager who looks at the scientific data to find the right compromise.
Q: The economy needs governments to restart. Is there no risk of going back with a subsistence economy?
A: I do not believe. The interventions are practical because there are millions of people in difficulty and show that institutions exist. COVID and the climate emergency crisis are the same. They are global crises. They are expressions from our demagogy and they all come out together with planetary interventions.
New Normal IT DOES NOT EXIST because WE ARE ALREADY. We are already rediscovering relationships beyond isolation.Gianpiero Petriglieri.
Director of the M.I.T. Senseable City Lab, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology laboratory that studies and anticipates how digital technologies are changing the way people live and their implications on an urban scale.
Q: The pandemic made us change the sense of time. Time is no longer important?
A: The relationship with space and therefore time has changed. Displacement is confined, time is controlled. Time to discover our creativity and therefore see the crisis as an opportunity to rediscover ourselves.
Q: Large metropolitan areas are paying more for it. How will they change?
A: Metropolitan areas are suffering more from their population density. But in the past, ten thousand years ago the city was born as a whole because together we manage to win technology, condensing human energy. The city of Venice has experienced many epidemics since 1300. But we continue to love it, to love all cities.
It is in history that we see what in front of us. Two periods:
- The first period of exit from the emergency,
- then, the longer one where we will take back our cities.
See the 1920s after the Spanish flu. Cities will return. Work will never return as before. There will be more flexible new jobs, new transports. All events accelerated by the crisis.
Q: What is the relationship between the “Tech Giants” and the data?
A: Currently some of the tech giants have moved first and massively. Amazon for example that in America is taking the place of the red cross for their help. However, it is by the simple click to accept that with our data they already do what they want.
Q: The pandemic has revealed how we depend on China, will we return to being no longer “Cina-centric”?
A: I was in Shenzhen to prepare the first biennial fair made by designed models. This was made not by transporting goods but by transferring the design files to produce locally. This is an example of the future. The technologies are here, ready, to do all, in the coming months we will see reshoring. Many production companies will return to Europe.
IN DISAGREEMENT WITH ALL OTHER COLLEAGUES, now we can be NEW NORMAL: IS THE NEXT JUMP IN TO THE FUTURE.Carlo Ratti.
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