Michel Houellebecq says everything will be the same but a bit worse after the COVID crisis:
He described COVID-19 as a “banal virus” with “no redeeming qualities… It’s not even sexually transmitted.”
But he warned that the self-distancing and “home-working that the epidemic has brought” would accelerate the technological push to isolate and atomise people.
It was a great excuse, he said, to push further the “obsolescence of human relationships”.
I think he’s absolutely right.