WHAT WILL THE world look like once we’ve made it through the COVID-19 crisis? To what extent will society return to normal, and to what extent will it be changed in fundamental ways?
To answer those questions, we asked experts to take closer looks at the impact the coronavirus will have in three distinct areas: education, work, and the economy. They all predict that the near future will look very different from the familiar past. But they also note that some changes ushered in by COVID-19 were already on the horizon; the pandemic has just shortened the timeline for their arrival. And they all believe that society will be able to adapt to the coming changes—but we have to prepare now for a very different world.
THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS: TRENDS ACCELERATE
By Mauro Guillén
COVID-19 is not an epochal crisis for the business world. It reflects trends that were already well underway.
THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION: EVERYTHING IS LIQUID
By Nick van Dam and Noémie Le Pertel
In a world where disruptions can occur at any time, academic institutions must be ready to adapt.
THE FUTURE OF WORK: THE AI-ENABLED WORKPLACE
By Mark Griffin
The workplace of the future will feature more remote, distributed teams augmented by artificial intelligence.