Big Tech saves the day, renewing our sense of mobility and connection—but at the price of privacy and anonymity. New technologies track our daily health and every move.
The Year that Woke the World
A treatment decelerates the virus, but we're left with a broken economy and a culture of perpetual prep. As bottom-up justice reform calms, corporate leaders take the reins on equity issues.
Recovery is slow and, meanwhile, new norms take root. Skeptical of re-entry, we turn to interconnectedness. Resiliency emerges as a major trend across personal health, business planning and economic recovery.
Without a solve from tech or pharma, people unite to quell the crisis through careful coordination. Innovation booms and "socially distanced design" pervades every industry, reimagining spaces, places and interactions.