The current extent of the damage left by COVID-19 shows us, among other things, how unstable our system is. Within just a few days, economies are sinking into recessions, unemployment is rising rapidly, and global social poverty is rising.
The threat itself is not COVID-19, but the consequences that we will address for at least 10 years after. By entering humanity into the era of digitization, we began to idealize everything. It is as if we have ceased to live in reality and only become the “main characters” of a computer game. Yet, in fact, we have become the pursuits of our own idealized world.
Yes, will not progress , nor do we want that, but it is important to look back at the past, from which it is necessary to assume the positive that worked out effectively.
We can live in the most of perfect worlds, full of technology and innovation, but we are only human beings who need to meet basic needs, as defined by American psychologist Maslow in 1943.
Unfortunately, in the course of a few years of gradual recovery, only basic physiological needs, security needs, and family relationships will be important to us. From a consumer point of view, however, one does not eat from partnership and security, even though they are an important part of our existence.
As a community, we will gradually return to agricultural production. It is realistic to expect a gradual nationalization of the years of privatized strategic sector. It is also realistic to predict a return to domestic products that have in the past been of questionable quality and were harmful to us, even at times, toxic. The preference of domestic production will restore employment, that is transforming. Occupations whose value had been raised and promoted as socially necessary, will cease to exist, their role and added value being zero.
However, this return will be accompanied by more coordinated digitization, which will receive a more rational dimension. Digital currencies will become industry-specific. The world now has the opportunity to learn, rationalize and start over.
There is always a chance to start over, but do we really all want it?