This experience made people both narrower minded and open minded. It acted as a double-edged sword, both uniting citizens but also creating confined bubbles where it's easy to forget the rest of the world exists.
Everyone struggled with highly personal issues –mental or physical health, breakdown of one’s structure or economy, fear of one’s death or the passing of a loved one added to existing concerns.
This past year was an impactful one with a global health crisis and massive civil rights movements. The pandemic highlighted not only societal inequalities in access to health care but economic ones.
The incredible pace and extent to which fundamental, revolutionary change has been brought about. This partly, of course, as a result of the virus itself. We know now that no means are off the table.
Beginning 2020 honestly was the best time of our lives. Then it went from partying and socializing to quarantining at home. One lesson I got was not to take anything for granted.
The impact of the pandemic on life in Brazil and one's outlook for the future. We came to understand just how connected the world is and also how much we are still at the mercy of our own environment.
With all this past year has entailed, we want 2020 well behind us, forgotten and abandoned in a bolted meat freezer buried six feet under. But the start of 2021 is not looking much different. Not yet.
Welcome to the year 2060. AI is not only the king but a second norm, robotics (those electronically automated) rule yet the play is still the thing. Emily and her AI boyfriend face up to her mother.
Russo-American relations will likely sour under the incoming Biden administration. ‘Good’ or ‘improved’ relations with the Russian Federation may not be in the United States’ best interest.