These reflections arise from the observation that more and more people (politicians, economists, administrators, ordinary people, ...) on television, in newspapers, or even on the street are increasingly referring to or asking themselves when the emergency caused by the global pandemic will be overcome and we will return back to normality.
We generally use the expressions “first postwar” and “second postwar” to refer to the years following the First and Second World War respectively.
These expressions are generally recognized by us as indicative of historical periods subsequent to events that affected humans on a planetary scale.
We can state that there was a before and after with respect to the First World War, as there was a before and after the Second World War. The “before” was very different with respect to the “after”.
Similar temporal distinctions could also be based on local events (generally catastrophic or in any case that had a rapid and marked effect on a local scale, an earthquake or a flood, for example, or on a personal / family level, the loss of a job, a promotion or a bet win), the only difference is in the dimension.
The difference lies in the scale of the effects both at the geographical level (local rather than global) and in the number of people involved (personal / family rather than the scale of entire nations, continents, or even global: the entire world).
The current SARS Covid-2 epidemic can be considered a planetary-scale event as it involves the entire planet in a more or less marked way, as the two world wars had been.
Given these premises, as a logical consequence, it makes sense to identify a “before” and an “after” referring to the global outbreak: a pre-Covid world and a post-Covid world.
In my opinion, it makes no sense to talk or speculate on when we will return back to normality if we take the pre-Covid world as a reference. We have to think about how different will be the post-Covid world compared to the pre-Covid.
What will change compared to the before and what, however, will not always change?
Those who have the intuition to understand how it will be at an advantage (socially, economically, and even in the crypto world).