“The winner takes it all” ~ ABBA
The quote above really sums up the near-term effects of the combined COVID-19 and social crises on the 2020s ahead.
I was recently asked to submit a chapter to Aftershocks and Opportunities, and I wrote on exactly that; how crises highlight and amplify the deep-seated cracks and devastating fissures lying just below the shallow surface of civilisation.
Intergeneration divisions, interracial divisions, international divisions, inter-class divisions, inter political divisions, you name it; they are all yawning wider.
The world needs bridge builders to cross the divides before the gaps swallow us all up.
You can hear more about my ideas on these near-future futurenomics in this direction in a debate I participated in regarding my chapter in the book here,