Pandemic and technology – Rockefeller saw it coming

Pandemic and technology – Rockefeller saw it coming

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Scenario

Narratives

A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback

In 2012, the pandemic that the world had been anticipating for years finally hit. Unlike 2009’s H1N1, this new influenza strain — originating from wild geese — was extremely virulent and deadly. Even the most pandemic-prepared

nations were quickly overwhelmed when the virus streaked around the world, infecting nearly 20 percent of the global population and killing 8 million in just seven months, the majority of them healthy young adults. The pandemic also had a deadly effect on economies: international mobility of both people and goods screeched to a halt, debilitating industries like tourism and

breaking global supply chains. Even locally, normally bustling shops and office buildings sat empty for months, devoid of both employees

and customer

https://www.scribd.com/document/453418904/Scenarios-for-the-Future-OfTechnology-and-International-Development

 

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