The Covid-19 pandemic is proving to be an unprecedented event in human history. While we have gone through our share of the old plague, it is the first time that it has happened to such a large human population. We are now more numerous than ever, which makes it easier for the virus to mutate and evolve as it now has access to more subjects than any other virus in history.
It is worrying that it is a virus that also knows what it is doing. Although we won't even look at the numbers – since they are updated hourly at this point – we can see that this has brought the world to a standstill. Some of the largest countries in the world are struggling to contain the catastrophe, and it is everyone's best guess how we could normalize things when it is all over.
However, what we can say with certainty is that the Covid pandemic would change the world permanently in many ways, much like most other major pandemics in history.
7. No more traffic
Many aspects of our everyday life have changed completely since the pandemic took its worst form, although the most drastic change was how we move. For the first time since the automobile revolution, people around the world are changing their traffic habits in a more complicated way than you suspect
. The surprising part is that not everything is due to blocking restrictions. Traffic has declined in almost every major city in the world, regardless of the magnitude of the pandemic among residents. In many American cities with relatively fewer restrictions, rush hours are the best and most enjoyable way to drive around today.
While most of this is due to people who have nothing to do and therefore cannot go anywhere in the pandemic, part of it also has to do with the greater awareness among the masses that cars really aren't that necessary and great , because car companies always label them as such. If a global pandemic can force us to change our driving patterns and reduce traffic pollution to an absolute minimum in some of the world's most polluted cities, we should probably continue to do so after the end.
6. It accelerates the introduction of driverless technology
Driverless technology is an integral part of every future that we imagine. It is impossible to dream of conquering the stars when we still have to manually drive our cars to go to work. It is a foregone conclusion that automated cars will rule the streets at some point in the future.
However, there are still many real concerns about the technology. The most important thing is that we still don't know if fully automated vehicles are safe. There were some injuries – and one death – caused by automated vehicles, which shows that the technology is still in its infancy. For this reason, many countries around the world have controls and regulations against the manufacture of truly autonomous driverless vehicles.
Unfortunately – or fortunately for the owners of these companies – the Covid-19 pandemic is forcing governments and regulators to consider easing these rules as there seems to be no other way to restart the supply chain without real ones To put people at risk. Many companies in China have already started to use fully automated vehicles for deliveries, and countries like the US are expected to follow suit soon. While this would definitely speed up the introduction of a technology that would ultimately help many people, at this point it is still in its infancy full of gaps and inaccuracies that can turn out to be dangerous if left behind .
5. The End of Globalization
The second half of the 20th century was nothing short of a golden age of human cooperation as the world was more interconnected than ever. For the first time in our history, trade and diplomacy were much more profitable for rulers than looting and looting. Almost every country is now a coherent part (with some differences here and there) of a thriving global market. At least it was until the pandemic struck almost everything and resolved.
Where the second half of the 20th century would be known for its massive drive for globalization the world after Covid-19 would prove its complete reversal. It is also not in the future. We are already seeing the slow decimation of the global oil industry (as we will discuss in detail shortly), which is one of the largest pillars of this global interconnected market. Another is the aerospace industry, which has suffered stock market crashes and divestments by major investors since the pandemic began.
In addition, the virus closures and general panic have forced us to subconsciously think of the world in small, sheltered spaces, rather than the global playground we grew up as. Even if everything else goes back to normal, it would be difficult to change.
4. Wild animals have the time of their lives
With almost all of the world that has closed itself or otherwise, our daily lifestyle has changed fundamentally. For the first time in history, almost the entire human population spends their time indoors.
This is a change that has not gone unnoticed by wildlife as wild animals appear in a variety of places that are now human-free. Take the wild Kashmiri goats casually walking around the empty streets in Wales, or the coyotes in San Francisco or the sounds of birds singing in cities that are otherwise loud and loud settled. Animals that normally keep their distance from human settlements are now encouraged by our sudden departure from public places, which may solve the problem of dwindling natural habitats worldwide.
3. Reduced hospital visits for other diseases
The Covid-19 pandemic has proven to be a challenge to some of the best health systems in the world. Most of the countries affected are developed, technologically advanced countries that prove once and for all that modern health care still cannot solve global pandemics that our immune system has never seen before.
Under all of this, something else happens. While hospitals and healthcare workers tend to deal with coronavirus cases, visits to other emergencies have dropped dramatically so that this could not be explained by people who simply avoid being examined. It is almost as if most of the other diseases – including the influenza virus, which is usually a major problem in many countries – have disappeared once the novel coronavirus is stuck. Of course, you would be wary of visiting a hospital for a mild cough in the middle of a global pandemic, but visits are declining across the board for almost all diseases, including major ones, and we are not sure why  why .
2. No more oil
The price of oil has been falling steadily since the pandemic began. The hardest hit countries are also some of the most industrialized and developed countries in the world, which usually need a lot of oil to sustain their economy. Without economic activity, the demand for oil will only decrease further. If this has not yet happened, oil prices have already reached a negative level in the past few weeks. Yes, that means oil producers are now paying other people to take oil off their hands due to limited storage.
In such an unprecedented turn of events, one can say with certainty that this is probably the end of oil-based economies. The pandemic follows massive movements of climate change around the world. Many countries are already looking for ways to reduce their dependence on oil. This would only catalyze the movement against the oil industry, which no climate change activist could achieve.
However, this does not mean that it is good for each of us. The oil industry still employs millions of hard-working, honest people who probably wouldn't have enough time to adapt to the new order of things. Regardless of whether good or bad, the Covid 19 pandemic is probably the end of the oil as we know it.
1. The Greatest Financial Crisis in History
Every major pandemic in history was immediately followed by a long period of economic hardship, particularly in the regions affected. Regardless of whether it is the black plague or the Spanish flu, viruses have been particularly harmful to business throughout our history.
The novel corona virus is no different or at least no different. While this pandemic turns out to be just as devastating economically as any other, the extent of the damage this time is much greater. According to some experts the impending economic recession would be greater than any financial crisis ever, and this includes the Great Depression of the 1930s. While it sounds like counting money when people die, it is mistakenly assumed that economic problems don't kill people.
Let's take only the last financial crisis in 2008, which, according to a study, caused around 5,000 men in North America and Europe to commit suicide. And that's just the first world. The most acute effects of modern financial crashes are concentrated in the poorer parts of the world, where economic prosperity is directly linked to political and social stability. The 2008 crash could be seen as the starting point for a series of uprisings and general unrest in many Third World countries, particularly in the Middle East, some of which have now become global conflicts.
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