The COVID-19 pandemic is a major inflection point in health-surveillance technology. Rapid-health screening and infectious-disease testing is a new multi-billion-dollar industry in the making.
On September 17, 2001, we made the case that a new global-security industry was being created. First, screening for weapons and explosives would become standard in airports, and then ultimately, for virtually all public venues. Since 9/11, we have written over 220 memos on homeland security including land and border, seaport, biosecurity and cybersecurity.
The world will never be the same post COVID-19. “I think of this as a 1941 moment,” argues Jamie Metzl, Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council and author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity. In Metzl’s view, the coronavirus pandemic is “a convergence of the worlds of science and biology and the world of geopolitics.”
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