Years ago, I wrote an article for this publication called, Digital darkness: the third apocalypse. In it, I included a discussion about ‘conditioning’ in which global bureaucracies were ‘training’ leaders to respond in a predictable manner to unpredictable scenarios – such as a catastrophic disease outbreak.
It sounds like a great idea until you realise that bespoke and varied solutions made by unpredictable governments is how we solve problems as a species.
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