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In this  article recently published in the El Economista, David Uriarte explores how COVID-19 has encouraged medical and social experiments on sustainability, the economy, and the management of companies.

One of the ways in which human beings have managed to advance our knowledge and civilization is through experimentation. Experimenting means testing in order to explain or understand the nature of reality. Experimentation is one of the building blocks of innovation . Experimentation is based on changing the things we normally do .

Experimenting is often expensive and time consuming. It also forces us to get out of our comfort zone and seek new realities.

Covid-19 is posing a huge humanitarian challenge with, for now, more than 1.5 million deaths. In addition to its profound negative impact, it is generating new processes of innovation and digitization, because we are forced to experiment, we are forced to do many things differently.

All crises generate experiments, innovation and knowledge. World War II inoculated us against fascist ideology and advanced technology to hitherto unsuspected limits.

You just have to walk through the Royal Air Force Museum in London and see what airplanes were like before and after World War II to get an idea of ​​this transformation.The sense of urgency and need to obtain a vaccine for Covid-19 has meant that a large amount of resources have been dedicated to its research and development. Thanks to this, new platforms based on RNA and DNA have been generated to obtain vaccines that may be used in the development of new vaccines in the future. With these technologies, vaccines can be developed more quickly because they do not require culture or fermentation and billions of people will benefit from them in the future.

 

Questions posed in this article include:

  • What happens to pollution in a city
  • What happens to an economy when millions of people cannot work
  • How do organizations develop if their workers are related only digitally

 

Read the full article, COVID-19: The Great Experiment, on El Econimsta.es.