On Coronavirus, Complex Systems, and Creative Opportunity

If it weren’t for The Great Plague of London, Isaac Newton may never have “unwoven the rainbow.”

The best possible outcome I can imagine from this is to witness all of the creative and intelligent people who have been shackled to pointless, stupid, undignified work for our entire lives rise up and create something new and beautiful together. Emergencies often elicit the best of our humanity, a concern for the true priorities of our existence. These are moments when we are called to act