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How Will This Change Us? Is There Room for Optimism?

Heidi and Tom head into a freewheeling conversation with MIT Futurist and optimist Andy McAfee. As co-founder and co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Andy studies how digital technologies are changing the world. Even Andy, sees the gravity of this moment.

Heidi pushes hard on the big tech companies responsibility to step up, give back, and help lead in this crisis. Tom thinks it’s going to have to be government – reborn, revitalized, and very differently led than right now if we want a successful recovery. We dive in on how this moment is reshaping us as a society and economy. It’s all for the voters to decide, next.



127 Comments on "How Will This Change Us? Is There Room for Optimism?"

  1. I AM THE MOB on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 4:05 pm 

    Italian confidence in the EU collapses

    https://www.diariodelweb.it/politica/articolo/?nid=20200407-546386

    Italy choose to “go against the family” with palling up with Putin and Chinavirus.

  2. Duncan Idaho on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 4:10 pm 

    “The coming general election will feature the two least qualified candidates in U.S. history. Trump is a malignant narcissist and very stupid, while Biden is a corporatist and a hawk in addition to being senile.”

  3. Abraham van Helsing on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 4:46 pm 

    https://youtu.be/qpiaMk5_lBA

    Jim Rogers – China on the rise, willl eclipse US

    “Italy choose to “go against the family” with palling up with Putin and Chinavirus.“

    Let them go first and warm the Eurasian bed for us.

    #PBM

  4. SocialRevolutionComing on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 4:47 pm 

    Quebec is exiting lock same with Danemark and Austria

    Autriche, Danemark… Ces pays où le déconfinement commence dès avril
    https://www.bfmtv.com/international/autriche-danemark-ces-pays-ou-le-deconfinement-commence-des-avril-1890582.html

  5. SocialRevolutionComing on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 4:49 pm 

    Quebec is removing the lockdown very soon Same as Austria and Danemark. Premier said mainly older people die of it.

    One good news there. We might delay supply chain collapase for a while

  6. SocialRevolutionComing on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 5:21 pm 

    I am not from Qoobecce I am from Miami Beach, dumbass

  7. Davy on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 5:22 pm 

    “Jim Rogers – China on the rise, willl eclipse US”

    Yeap, he is selling Asian investments so he is a lot like you cloggo selling something. China is finsihed as we know them now. Hard landing ahead for Asia.

  8. Davy on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 5:27 pm 

    No AsiaUp or EuropeUp in this article:

    “The Worst Economic Collapse Ever?”
    https://tinyurl.com/ta8cvw4 gns economics

    “Country after country has reported extremely dark economic numbers. The gigantic jobless claims, 6.6 million from the U.S. last week, are just the tip of the iceberg. For example, the service sector PMIs have been simply ghastly across the globe. We are now in a crisis of epic proportions…Into the Abyss These fragilities, combined with the massive economic impact of the coronavirus, leads us to our most pessimistic scenario. In it we assume that Many governments will not be prudent enough in suppression measures, which will lead to severe global pandemic peaking in summer. Due to the worsening outbreak and delays in containment, suppression measures will eventually be prolonged and they become draconian (“Wuhan style”). The massive stimulus measures enacted by governments and central banks will be ineffective in providing support for the economy, as the tardy application of draconian suppression measures lock people at home in several key countries of the global economy for a prolonged period of time. Global economic activity plunges to never-before-seen lows. European banking sector breaks. Eurozone unravels violently. China ‘lands hard’. Global financial system collapses. A systemic crisis engulfs the world. A systemic crisis simply means that the banking sector and financial markets collapse. In practice, this implies that most banking services will stop and funding through financial markets will cease. This also means that the monetary system is likely to collapse (see Q-Review 4/2019 for a detailed explanation). It should be acknowledged that we have never faced such a scenario on a global scale (though the collapse of the Soviet Union could certainly be classified as “systemic meltdown”). That is why the sheer scale of such an apocalyptic scenario will be horrifying.”

  9. aint no shame being a lover of supremacist muzzies for the sake of world grater supremacist muzzies on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 5:33 pm 

    aint nothing bad about being a bitter clinger bro

  10. Duncan Idaho on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 6:06 pm 

    Donald Trump Is The Dunning — Kruger Effect Personified
    (He was born into privilege, had dumb luck and high friends in low places. Otherwise, he’s pretty much an imbecile in everything, only he doesn’t know he’s an imbecile.)

  11. I AM THE MOB on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 6:13 pm 

    Don’t worry, we’ll all be allowed back to work. Once we test positive and are immune.

    Got that?

  12. makati1 on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 6:21 pm 

    China National debt: about $7.2 trillion, equivalent to about 52% of GDP.

    US National debt: The federal debt is about $24.0 trillion, or 110% of GDP.

    Wait until 2020 is over. US debt will explode to $28-$30T+ and the GDP will tank.

    https://www.usdebtclock.org/world-debt-clock.html
    https://www.usdebtclock.org/

    BTW:
    US reserves = ~$128 Billion
    China reserves = ~$3,060 Billion.

    https://tradingeconomics.com/country-list/foreign-exchange-reserves

    Even the little Philippines has ~$87 billion in reserves and a national debt of only ~$80 billion or about 38% of GDP.

    The West is going down and the power is now in the East. Denial doesn’t change reality.

  13. makati1 on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 6:22 pm 

    Duncan, kinda like our village idiot, Davy. LOL

  14. I AM THE MOB on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 6:52 pm 

    Mak

    We have gone over this numerous times. China does not report the real numbers of their debt. Independent third parties estimate it around 300% of their GDP. By far the largest debt to GDP ration in the entire world.

    They are headed for a Minsky moment.

    And this party is just getting started!

  15. I AM THE MOB on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 7:12 pm 

    Old Animosity Haunts Europe Grasping for Response to Pandemic

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-08/old-animosity-haunts-europe-grasping-for-response-to-pandemic?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_content=business&utm_medium=social

    No shared language or culture. Europe is a zombie region. Ripe for another collapse. Self imposed this time. No HOLOHOAX even required. They will do it to themselves.

    LOL

  16. I AM THE MOB on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 7:30 pm 

    Most NYC Covid-19 Cases Came From Europe, Genome Researchers Say

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-08/most-nyc-covid-19-cases-came-from-europe-genome-researchers-say

    Figures. They are the low brow whites. Just look how ugly the Germans are. Yikes!

    LOL

  17. makati1 on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 7:37 pm 

    MOB, yes I have mentioned this often, but you still refuse to understand that ALL governments lie. The US is the number one liar in the world today, bar none. Everyone but the stupid, dumbed down, brainwashed Amerikans know that.

    Total Amerikan debt is over $70 TRILLION or more than THREE tines the US GDP. How often is that in the news? Answer: Never! Why? Because ‘reality’ is not in the Amerikan dictionary.

    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=total+us+debt+2019

    China doesn’t have the same type of government or economy the US does. Huge difference. Huge advantage now. Get educated, not brainwashed by the USMSM Sinophobic ‘news’. The US is going down and about time!

  18. Anonymouse on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 8:02 pm 

    You can go first cloggedsphincter.

  19. Davy on Wed, 8th Apr 2020 11:42 pm 

    WE ALL GONNA DIE!!

    That’s why me an REAL Green an Pink Poodle maid are monestary of doom. Cus WE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

  20. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 9th Apr 2020 9:29 am 

    By 2100 nearly half of the babies born in the world will be in Africa

    EurAfrica is the future clogg! Were going to throw some black paint on your whitey tighty white woman of northern Europe. Just keep them borders open and nature will do the rest!

  21. Abraham van Helsing on Thu, 9th Apr 2020 10:22 am 

    “EurAfrica is the future clogg! Were going to throw some black paint on your whitey tighty white woman of northern Europe. Just keep them borders open and nature will do the rest!”

    The borders are closed, populism is rising, the Mediterranean is wide, the Sahara is even wider, Muslims don’t like Africans and with an under-funded WHO, Africa will most certainly not reach the projected 4 billion. Wait until corona ravages obese Africa.

    On a positive note, the US is so deep into the third world, thanks to the scheming of your tribe and mindless collaborators like empire dave, that your planned “social revolution” is indeed unavoidable. Even if the bolsheviks like you would win, you would lose anyway as all you have is a third world country, Eurasia doesn’t need to take serious anymore.

    But you are not going to win. Or lose.

    All Eurasia will organize is a split up between the warring factions, we’ll take the white part, you can have the East coast and the West coast goes back to Mexico, like in 1840:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/United_States_Central_map_1840-05-21_to_1842-11-10.png

  22. JuanP on Thu, 9th Apr 2020 12:29 pm 

    WE ALL GONNA DIE!!

    That’s why me an juanPee an Pink Poodle maid are nest in Miami Beach on the 5th floor of a condo of doom. Cus WE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

  23. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 9th Apr 2020 3:35 pm 

    Bill Gates is a wimp. Showing early stages dementia.

    And who the hell made Bill Gates the authoritative voice in this nightmare? Gates has an agenda, as do the powers that keep his mug on the front pages during this mental terror attack that is corona virus coverage.

  24. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 9th Apr 2020 4:18 pm 

    Army field hospital for Covid-19 surge leaves Seattle after 9 days. It never saw a patient

    https://www.kuow.org/stories/washington-state-to-return-centurylink-field-hospital-to-feds

    They won’t be able to hide this hoax much more longer.

  25. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 9th Apr 2020 4:22 pm 

    Trudeau Says Normal Life As We Know It Won’t Resume For “At Least A Year

    https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/prime-minister-justin-trudeau-says-normal-life-will-not-return-for-at-least-a-year

  26. I AM THE MOB on Thu, 9th Apr 2020 4:33 pm 

    NHS staff forbidden from speaking out publicly about coronavirus

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/09/nhs-staff-forbidden-speaking-out-publicly-about-coronavirus

    They won’t be able to hide this hoax much more longer.

    The OECD countries are never going back to normal. This party is just getting started!

  27. Donald Trump of Americistan on Thu, 9th Apr 2020 5:31 pm 

    if my jew zionist overlords found out I was on this site I would be sacked.
    MAGA!

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