“O Hai Corona!” was one of the first thoughts to cross my mind when I started finding this scary and seemingly unstoppable virus showing up all over my news, my social media, and my TV and radio. I’ve made it the name of this site as much for catharsis as for the identity it conveys.
It’s now six or seven months since I started this blog, and we’ve gone from knowing nothing about SARS-CoV-2 to knowing very little about it. The virus has shown that a tiny thing can shut down an entire planet. And we’ve shown that we can work with it, around it, and despite it.
There have been advances in medicine, robotics, telepresence, medicine, and the way we work. Mass public perception has been shifted on topics such as climate change, renewables, wind and solar power, electric vehicles, and a host of other topics.
The one helpful thing coronavirus has shown us is what we need to do to save our future and the future of the planet.
And so I’ve pivoted, just like so many businesses have learned to do, and I follow all the changes COVID is creating, report on them, and try to extrapolate from them.