Houellebecq on COVID

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.

One thought on “Houellebecq on COVID”

  1. As I think Houellebecq himself had noted, and apparently some studies measured, things were heading in this direction before 2020. Much less face to face interaction among people every year. The panic put bright flashing lights around the situation.

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