A bunch of forces gradually disrupting higher education are now suddenly disrupting it all at once, and it’s going to spawn startups, influence rental properties (off-campus student housing is a cash cow), and reconfigure how and when learning is done:
After COVID-19, nothing will be the same. The previous sentence is bullsh*t. On the contrary, things will never be more the same, just accelerated. Over the last two weeks, organizations ranging from the East Coast’s largest hedge and VC funds to MSNBC and the Today Show have asked me the same question: What does the world look like “post corona”?
The question itself is telling. Our species’ superpower is cooperation, and our strength as Americans is our optimism. The question itself is recognition of one comforting truth: Crises always happen, and they always end.