The periods following crises have been some of the most prosperous in history, often catalyzing bold investments in science, former enemies, and the comity of man. So, with a 2021 cocktail that included a pandemic and an insurrection, I’m expecting Champagne and cocaine for a good decade.


A cornerstone of sustained prosperity is the unlock: unleashing a leap forward with a new approach. Thinking different, if you will. An external shock compels us to leverage existing resources in fresh ways. In these moments, it’s less about new or more than it is about rearranging the materials we have at hand.

Unlocks are often inspired by new technology. But 2021 may inspire unprecedented unlocks via billion-year old tech — a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, too small to be seen by light microscopy, able to multiply only within the living cells of a host. More commonly referred to as a virus. The “Pandemic Dividend” could be significant.

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