Will we ever get back to normal? COVID-19 is not just the worst pandemic in 100 years, but also the first pandemic of the information age. It also reflects a new kind of thinking, that it is worth stopping the global economy in order to minimise deaths. Perhaps the hyper-awareness wrought by social media in the digital age is why global leaders stopped the economy. The first steps on the long walk back from the pandemic have barely begun. And the likelihood is that the world we return to will be changed in fundamental ways.