Bill Gates Just Predicted the Pandemic Will Change the World in These 7 Dramatic Ways
Life after Covid-19 will look a lot different than life before Covid-19, according to the Microsoft founder and philanthropist.
- Remote meetings will be normalized.
Before the pandemic you would probably worry a client might feel slighted if you opted to meet with them virtually rather than in person, but after Covid the calculus of when to go and when to Zoom will be very different, according to Gates.
“Just like World War II brought women into the workforce and a lot of that stayed, this idea of, ‘Do I need to go there physically?’ We’re now allowed to ask that,” he says. That will be true of work meetings, but also of other previously in-person interactions.
"The idea of learning or having a doctor’s appointment or a sales call where it’s just screen-based with something like Zoom or Microsoft Teams will change dramatically". - Gates predicts.