Saturday, March 28, 2020

Tech and Innovation In the Time of COVID-19, A Few Thoughts

“Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has learned to fly without perching.”
— Igbo Proverb

The above proverb popularized by Chinua Achebe , the late literary giant sums up my thoughts on the situation we currently face.

The global pandemic caused by a new strain of the CoronaVirus COVID-19 created a challenge the likes of which has not been seen in the last 100 years. At the time I typed this, there have been more than 423K confirmed cases globally with almost 19K fatalities. This virus has proved to be a leveller in every way imaginable by cutting across national, social, economic and racial boundaries. It has combined with a number of other factors to create a perfect storm that has humanity fighting on the same side for the first time in living memory.

I shared a few thoughts about this in a medium post . You can read the full thing here