Think: If you read and think about one article this week, let it be this one by Yuval Noah Harari (author of Sapiens and Homo Deus): The World After Coronavirus. This crisis IS going to shape culture, politics, and society, but the ultimate shape of our collective future depends upon OUR actions. Do you want a state-controlled surveillance state or a world of citizen empowerment and global solidarity?
Think Deep: From reviving trust in science and stronger domestic supply chains to longer election periods and a greater appreciation of public parks, coronavirus is going to change things. This article outlines how Coronavirus will change the world permanently in ways large and small.
Think Harder: The global economy is poised for a total reset. This article, The Revolution After the Crisis, offers a peek over the horizon on how both democracy and our modern economy might embrace social renewal.
Think Like a Futurist: The sooner you can learn to live with uncertainty and embrace ambiguity, the better off you will be. These three articles by futurists Lisa Kay Solomon, Amy Webb, and Ross Dawson can help: Living, Learning, and Leading in a Pandemic; Navigating Change by the Pandemic, and 9 Insights into the Future of Air Travel After the Coronavirus.
Heart-Centered Thinking: The emotionally and spiritually sane response to this pandemic is to prepare yourself to be changed forever. To do that, you cannot simply think your way through this crisis with your mind. You need to get in touch with your heart. This article can help.
If you want to go deeper into thinking about the post-Coronavirus world, I encourage you to review last week’s Friday Future 15.
Until next week: Don’t stop thinking about the future! But also never forget “It is easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than think your way into a new way of acting“!