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Unknown unknowns

Beyond the hysteria of the initial outbreak of Covid-19, the world appears to be adjusting to the fact that this is the way things are for now. Some folks are even talking about the ‘new normal‘.

But the reality is that there are so many things that we just don’t know. The nature of the way that interconnected systems relate, respond and unfold means that we’ll likely never know.

I read an article today by one of my favourite bloggers. It sums up really succinctly the competing systems that interrelate to create the pandemic storm we now find ourselves in.

Steering a course to the new normal means riding the waves through unknown unknowns.