Corona crisis struck the world on 31st december 2019,just before the new year;at that time world did not know that 34000 people will die in the coming 3 months. However it has taught the world many things like why ancient Indian civilization used to observe distancing,cleanliness,eat cooked foods,discard non-vegetarian food items,grow their own food in their family farms etc in just 2 to 3 months.The birds and animals are enjoying their space which was taken away by man in and around the empty cities and towns.Why this situation arrived,who is/are responsible for all the deaths?Were all the rules that human civilization followed incorrect or unecessary?..these are the questions that need to be answered as the time passes by.In the meantime we must understand that the world in the corona aftermath will change permanently.Following things may change in the coming 20-25 years:
Being anti-social may become the new norm and that too forever.It may become inculcated in our future generations to come.The comfort of feeling good in community may get replaced by the comfort of living or celebrating festivities in absence of others.One thought strikes me in respect of this point that,is Hinduism that advanced or had that foresightedness way back in the Gupta era and after that?because it was the time when God became personal thing of every individual,i.e. to say; we have been having diety as idols at our home since the Gupta period only.Its not only astonishing but makes you scratch your head that how could these things which were believed to be obsolete in the Western-USA made so called new world comes to strike you in 2020 AD.
2)A NEW FAITH IN EXPERTS:
Covid-19 has forced people around the world to believe what experts have been and are saying.It was quite easy to sneer the experts before the pandemic.The world became an un-serious community because of the peace afforded to is by technology,luxury and consumer based markets.We forgot to ponder on bigger issues like a global scale Nuclear Holocaust,oil shortage,pandemic etc.This may change,again Indian civilization teaches us the concept of vasudhaiv kutumbakam,the world may adopt this as they are adopting NAMASTE.
3)I,ME AND MYSELF NARRATIVE WILL CHANGE:
After this ends we may be able to see clearly that how our lives are linked with each other.SARS- COV2 virus ends our romance with market based society and toxic individualism.The market models have failed catastrophically and it makes it more dangerous with our self seeking behaviour.Directive principles in Indian constitution copied from Irish constitution which in turn copied it from Spanish in 1937 talks about welfare state but the makers of this concept(Europeans) themselves have failed this concept,how can there be welfare if individualism persists.
4) DIGITAL LIFE WILL BE THE NEW COMMON
The world in corona situation is connecting to each other via digital media,VIRTUAL REALITY programmes may help get people busy which may become a new kind of entertainment.
The traditional healthcare has been overwhelmed by the patients in this situation,doctors and health care personnels are constantly getting exposed to the virus,they also need protection.There will be a paradigm shift how patients meet their doctors.There would also be containment-related benefits to this shift; staying home for a video call keeps you out of the transit system, out of the waiting room and, most importantly, away from patients who need critical care.
6)RULES THAT MADE THIS WORLD WILL NOT APLLY ANYMORE
Our response to coronavirus pandemic has revealed a simple truth: So many policies that our elected officials have long told us were impossible and impractical were eminently possible and practical all along.Now, we know that the rules we have lived under were unnecessary, and simply made society more brittle and unequal.
7) DOMESTIC SUPLLY CHAINS WILL GET STRENGTHENED
Many countries like ours may start focussing on domestic produce.A pre-1991 era may get revived.Globalisation ,privatisation and liberalisation may take a back seat and every nation may start focussing for itself only.World trade is the chief reason for the spread of this pandemic,our interdependency made us vulnerable to pandemic,which may rise if we continue to be so deeply interconnected.World may look back to Asian nations as how they used to carry themselves in the pre-indutrial age era.
8)ECONOMICS MAY GET REPLACED
The biggest cause for covid crisis is economics and money.The present world situation is that it can’t live without money but can live with a pandemic.In the coming decades either money or hard currency concepts will be replaced by a new concept may be Bitcoins or point system.
In short Doomsday Clock is a minute from midnight, and living peacefully and meaningfully together is going to take much more than bed-making and canny investments. The Power of No Habits.
– shishira pathak