Immersed in this health crisis by the coronavirus and spending hours and hours at home confined, surely many of them have crossed our minds What will happen to our world after overcoming the pandemic. Surely we have imagined many scenarios, although it is more a process of lucubration than something based on data or trends.
Therefore, the opinion in this regard of the futurologists perhaps becomes more relevant. Make no mistake, futurologists are not fortune tellers or people who see the future thanks to their powers, but are professionals who try to imagine possible future scenarios and determine the probability in functions of past and present patterns.
As they tell us from The Sun, Ian Pearson Y Tom CheesewrighThey haven't made their predictions about what awaits us after the epidemic and there are some that can surprise us.
The end of the hours
Cheesewright believes that we will soon have the end of normal working hours. "Smart companies will realize that human beings are not robots and they will let us work in more productive ways. This, according to this futurologist means that we will adapt our day to our body clock so we get enough sleep and have time for a little exercise. So, "we will work in bursts, not in long stretches"
Increased work at home
The number of people working from home has increased dramatically right now, and it's hard to imagine all office workers going back to their old lives. This is argued by Pearson, who believes that "many of those who are familiar with working at home, they will stay home more often", which will revert to less commuting, less traffic, less pollution and less CO2.
Accumulation of essential products
Before 2020, people largely viewed those obsessed with storing supplies and building bunkers like crazy. Cheesewright believes that that practice is going to become significantly more popular for years to come. "The ultra wealthy in the US have been preparing for years," and from now on more people could start to follow suit, using storage rooms or garages for eventual eventualities.
More money for healthcare
Health technology, experience and techniques have been constantly improved, but all health systems struggle under the weight of a pandemic. Health infrastructure is now more vital than ever, which is why Pearson thinks that. hereinafter, much more money will go to health care. "We are realizing who people are really essential to running our society and also that some are really just decoration. There will be a much greater will to rshape the health system and make sure it's fit for purpose, not mismanaged, inefficient, and poorly focused as it has been. "
As a negative for the environment, Cheesewright maintains that there will be a boom in the use of private transport, so the boom in electric vehicles will be more important than ever. "Public transportation is a terrifying place in a pandemic"he concludes.