No more viruses, please!
Every one of us is having the same thoughts. While at the same time, none of us can brush this thought aside that what will become of the world after the pandemic. We have some clues though. For example, the healthcare sector will see a major boom in the coming days. It is already on an upward trajectory, and in the future, all countries will keep their healthcare sectors on priority, pay more heed to the scientists and medical researchers, and at the basics, take better care of their health. Like, people do believe them when they say that there is no way to eradicate a virus. The pandemic can be slowed down to an epidemic and remain in certain populations as an endemic. But hygiene and health are two important factors to bring about positive change.
Anyways, we are not here to talk about viruses. Not anymore! But we are here to discuss how life would be beyond viruses. We are here to talk about what changes we will see in the new world, which, by all means, will be better. Let us get down to it then.
We will be more careful about everything
Starting from hygiene to mental health, we will likely be more careful about the consequences of our every action. No more taking the world for granted! It is this habit that has taken us for granted. Mother Nature is probably having a grand party now that we, the humans, are in control. And trust us when we say that it is for the best. In the future, we will take better care of the world, including all species that contribute to sustainable development. We will no more be ignorant of the environment. We will focus on quality living and sustaining. The new world will thus be a careful one that takes decisions after proper analysis of their direct and indirect impact on life.
Technological development will favour all species, not just humans
Any futuristic technology will focus on improving the quality of life on the whole. It will not favour commercialisation only. For example, new materials may be developed to remove toxic ones, such as plastic, from our lives. We will hail recycling and reuse and the best ways to reduce pollution. From simple practices, like using an organic toothbrush instead of plastic ones, to staying updated with green energy alternatives, the new world will take sustainability to a whole new level. Technologies that cause a threat to the living, even if not for humans, will be obliterated. Care and compassion will exceed the boundaries of our species and encompass all living forms on Earth.
Population curbing will become a necessity
We may realise how important it is for the world to curb population growth. After all, the resources will be uniformly divided among everyone, only if there are enough resources. If the resources are limited, we must focus on existing lives instead of taking the numbers of suffering population higher. Child adoption may take the front seat, pushing childbirth behind. While this can pose a challenge to all countries, as the youth population may decline, there is nothing to worry about. If all the existing youth are taken better care of, they can lead the path to sustainable living eventually. Are you rejoicing at the idea of free life? Well, there is nothing called real freedom. If you do not have a child to take care of, you may have to take care of society at large.
Government actions will be analysed before questioned
When the UK government banned plastic buds, and straws, small-scale protests erupted across the nation. Some protestors even said that the move was drastic and criticised the government for its Draconian approaches. But, can you cross your heart and say that you believe it?
We all know how plastics are killing the Earth and everyone on it. We know that plastic consumption is like slow poisoning, something that kills you eventually. It is no less than smoking or drinking alcohol regularly. Yet, we criticise the Government’s move to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds. It is simply because we do not have faith in the government that we elected. We derive some kind of sadistic pleasure in criticising every move that the government takes. What does it take for one to use metal straws in place of plastic? Nothing! In the new world, such a mindset will change for the better. By now, people have seen how much power the government holds and what it can do to save lives. In the future, the citizens in a democracy may trust their governments more.
Workplaces will be less rigid
Telecommuting will be rampant in the coming days. The businesses that managed to stay afloat in the COVID-19 pandemic used the remote working policy to the fullest. And the trend is not going anywhere. Both SMEs and large-scale enterprises have realised the economic and social benefits of working from home. With a few exceptions, remote working will be less frowned upon and more voluntary in the new world. If someone can work from home, the company will grant him/her the facility without questioning the motives. Even the technologies will favour such moves. More tech tools and applications will be developed to support a global remote working population.
Can you think of any other change that may be positive in its approach and impact in the new world? Feel free to discuss!