“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 they 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,