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Covid could be the catalyst for a decade of rapid change

Jason O'Mahony


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The pandemic has already brought big changes to how we live

The pandemic has already brought big changes to how we live

The pandemic has already brought big changes to how we live

One of the more counter-intuitive aspects of human progress is that times of great disruption often contribute to innovation and faster change. The Second World War started with the French army spending more on hay for horses than fuel for tanks, and ended with the atomic bomb and the beginning of the space race. Covid-19 has the potential to be a similar catalyst, in particular speeding up changes that have already begun. We are, for example, now a society in which wearing face masks is considered perfectly normal.

What could Ireland look like a decade from now? Let's take a step through a rip in the time-space continuum and take a peek at a possible Ireland 2030.


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