The Covid-19 pandemic cannot be seen in isolation but as a continuum that will vastly alter the curvature of history. As we enter a new era at pace, we know that singularity is near, as is a choice of a tyrannical and regimented future or a more self-actualising Shangri-la. As we head towards both digital dictatorships and blockchain democracies — we must guard against getting caught up in being deterministic with technology.
Let me explain. If someone in the 1990s predicted that terrorists would blow up aircrafts and fly into the World Trade Centre or that a virus would enforce world-wide quarantine, plunging economies into crisis and that high- tech autocracy would emerge, it’s more than likely you’d put it down to doom mongering or false prophecy.
You’d also want to know what they studied to come up with such startling precise prophecies. Yet, these were the…
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