When the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona was cancelled the 12th February American corporations decided not to attend because of CV19, no policy-advisor was able to suggest the convenience to begin the preparation of a “worse-case” scenario.
When the CV19 pandemic moved from China to North of Italy, and the threat was obvious to all, political decisions that in normal times could take months or years of deliberation were approved in a matter of hours and “entire countries serve as guinea-pigs in large scale social experiments” (Harari, 2020). The decisions people and governments took had to face important choices. The first was between totalitarian surveillance or citizen empowerment to fight CV19, respecting individual freedom or protecting public health.
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