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7 Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World

Remote work, automation, and telemedicine could soon become the new normal

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1. Companies that traffic in digital services and e-commerce will make immediate and lasting gains

2. Remote work will become the default

3. Many jobs will be automated, and the rest will be made remote-capable

4. Telemedicine will become the new normal, signaling an explosion in med-tech innovation

5. The nationwide student debt crisis will finally abate as higher education begins to move online

6. Goods and people will move less often and less freely across national and regional borders

7. After an initial wave of isolationism, multilateral cooperation may flourish



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Emma Rose Bienvenu

Jack of all trades, master of some. B.A., B.C.L., J.D., M.Econ., LL.M. Follow me on twitter @emmarosepb