The Prospects for a Post-pandemic Society

Patrick van der Duin is Executive Director at The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends and a contributor to the book, Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon. In his chapter, co-authored with Hans Stavleu, he poses the question, “How might social and psychological factors shape the new normal of post-pandemic society?”

In the podcast, we addressed these questions:

  1. What are the critical lessons we should learn from the pandemic if we are to prevent future crises?
  2. How might the relationship between humans and science evolve as a result of the crisis?
  3. What impact could this pandemic have on how we make contingency plans for future health emergencies?

I have used the phrase before but I think Patrick and Hans are exploring the alternatives of “restoring the old order” and “a total system reboot”. Let’s see! 

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For information about the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon see the Fast Future website. 

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