Six things about Covid-19 the pundits got hopelessly wrong
- Predictions made a year ago about the economy have turned out to be quite the opposite of what was expected.
- 2020 was a good year for book sales all around the world, rather surprisingly. It was largely expected that the popularity of over-the-top (OTT) streaming media would go up post covid
In order to make sense of the world around us, our minds crave narratives and stories. And to create these narratives, we depend on the truisms that we believe in and the predictions about the future that are made by experts. Hence, not surprisingly, as covid-19 hit the world in early 2020, we resorted to narratives to figure out a fast-changing world.