“2030 happened a decade earlier.”

“Covid-19 is like a 10 year fast-forward button for the major trends of the world.” —Sam Altman

Many of the effects of the coronavirus have been unfolding for decades. The pandemic just accelerated existing trends. We see this trend in more people working from home, more people learning online, growth of e-commerce and deliveries, and increased job loss due to automation.

Below are a few of the charts that show the continuation of trends like more people working from home, more people learning online, growth of e-commerce and deliveries, increased job loss due to automation.

We’re seeing industries, processes, and companies that have held back digitization suddenly become digitized because the law, employees, and/or customers are demanding it.

Source: Quartz
Source: McKinsey & Company
Credit: McFadyen Digital
Credit: Class Central
Source: Oxford Economics

In many ways, coronavirus has given us a glimpse into our future. We are Ebenizer Scrooge in the Christmas Carol getting a glimpse into Christmas Future.

Ideas that were extreme or unpalatable just months ago are suddenly a necessity…

  • Title of article created by a quote from Tobi Lutke, founder, Shopify

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I teach people to learn HOW to learn / Serial entrepreneur / Bestselling author / Contributor: Time, Fortune, and Harvard Business Review