COVID-19

Here's how the pandemic has changed societies: futurists explain

A panel of experts anticipated that online education could be one aspect of the pandemic that is here to stay Image: Julia M Cameron for Pexels

Simon Fuglsang Østergaard

Futurist & Senior Advisor, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies

Philipp Heideker

Junior Advisor, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies

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In the Future Jobs Survey 2020, 50% of employers indicated that they expected to accelerate automation in response to the pandemic.
In the Future Jobs Survey 2020, 50% of employers indicated that they expected to accelerate automation in response to the pandemic. Image: World Economic Forum

The pandemic has contributed to an accelerated global democratic recession, mainly accounted for by struggling democracies and authoritarian states.
The pandemic has contributed to an accelerated global democratic recession, mainly accounted for by struggling democracies and authoritarian states. Image: Freedom House

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