Times have changed. Society will change. In a short period of time, we see massive business, societal and family disruption. I am grateful to be able to work from home and still be effective. My heart and gratitude goes out to the health care workers, security teams, people on the manufacturing line, the drivers, the cooks, the bartenders, the small business owners that are provide continuity to my life and business. I wish them the best.
Cases are doubling in the United States every four days. We are at 13,690 cases in the US, 200 deaths, and only 103,945 tests given. We don't know the surface area because we are testing so little due to our aging and inefficient systems. We testing the most sick, who are exhibiting symptoms while asymptomatic folks are carrying the virus to new areas and people. There will be significant economic impact and small businesses will file bankruptcy. I believe the health, societal, privacy and security impacts will be even more impactful. I believe we are learning from Italy and China, not yet competent in our response. There is time for retrospective later, we should focus on response now.
I hope we do not use this situation to create further separate-ness between us. I believe we can create more one-ness from this. I see parents spending more time with their kids and others spending less time because they are on the front lines. I see neighbors and team members supporting each other. I see anxiety about the future and good people being creative and figuring it out.
Eric is a traveller, hacker, and experimenter who is currently researching how to become a happier, calmer, and more compassionate human being.