We are in the pandemic now, but what happens next? The book offers five ways to look at the coming future, crafted as scenarios, based on the author's study of the forces of disruption that brought on the pandemic. It offers suggestions to remedy its consequences, or even enable segments of society to thrive on it. The first portion of the book is non-fiction. The second portion is a scenario-based novel, the book charts new territory by interweaving the grim reality of 2020 with a first-person exploration of the next decade as if we were already in it. The five scenarios considered are: Borderless world, Nation state renewal, Two worlds apart, Hobbesian chaos, and Status Quo.
"The informative narrative is well-rounded and well-researched, and the conversational style is easily understood despite the technical jargon of the academic discourse."--- US Review of Books
"Essential reading for anyone concerned about what that world will look like in the pandemic's aftermath, and how to operate in today's environment and survive it. [...]--- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"[...] a read that provides a bounty of information and certainly a large dose of 'food for thought.'"--- Feathered Quill
"A riveting account of the scenarios facing the post-coronavirus society. I'm amazed at the way Trond Undheim combines a deep dive into our dystopian reality with optimism if action is taken."--- Gary Epler, M.D., Harvard Medical School
"Trond Undheim is that rare genius who builds the future even as he is predicting it. This is the book the world in lockdown has been waiting for." ---Sir John Hargrave, bestselling author of Mind Hacking and Blockchain for Everyone