Durov Predicted a Civilizational Shift due to Coronavirus
The entrepreneur called the spread of coronavirus "a threat to our entire species." “When the pandemic ends, the world will not return to normal. It depends on us whether the new world, which will soon be born, will be a better place than the one that we leave behind”, he wrote. Durov believes that isolation is a chance for everyone to create a “better version of themselves”, as well as for technology to prove their worth.
In addition to this, Telegram will later introduce a project that alleviates the problem of learning during self-isolation, Durov added. He promised to reveal more information about the project in the next few days.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of coronavirus infected in the world exceeded 2.5 million. Most of them were recorded in the USA (824.1 thousand), Spain (204.1 thousand), Italy (183.9 thousand) and France (159.2 thousand). According to this indicator, Russia is in tenth place (52.7 thousand). In total, 177.2 thousand people died from virus infection in the world, the highest mortality rate in the USA (45 thousand).