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We’re Living a Wildcard Scenario, But It’s No Black Swan

I’m familiar with pandemics as a scenario. As a futurist, I’ve talked and written and speculated about them as a wildcard since at least 1991, when I was a graduate student in Studies of the Future at the University of Houston — Clear Lake.

Wildcards are defined in the futures field as “low probability but high impact events”. Given our current situation, it should be…