Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.
Derek Thompson discusses what life might look like after this moment’s most disruptive unseen force, the novel coronavirus.
Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he writes on economics, technology and the media. He is also the author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction, which interprets the invisible factors that capture attention, impact consumer spending, and influence business.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.