Most of the world currently runs by Roman/Western Calendar system where BC stands for Before Christ and AD B.C.” stands for the English phrase “before Christ,” but “A.D.” stands confusingly for a Latin phrase: anno domini (“in the year of the Lord”—the year Jesus was born). … Traditionally “A.D.” was placed before the year number and “B.C.” after, but many people now prefer to put both abbreviations after the numbers.
In my view given the civilization scale impact of Covid19 / Corona Virus on the way we work, live, and relax it may make sense to start calling pre-2020 AD as Pre Corona World and pre 2020 as Post Corona World. It’s not just about nomenclature but also the way society starts thinking, behaving, living, learning, and working. Internet-based businesses will be the new normal.
Those of us who are still operating primarily living and operating in the brick mortar world and delaying the Hybrid model or Digital First will soon start getting irrelevant.
Yes, we will still have Hospitals, Schools, Offices, Governments but larger parts of their services/operations will be operating remotely and via digital/internet.
Digital Transformation used to be a very popular pitch by many consulting companies ( Both Business as well as Technology) but soon that will be the baseline for all businesses. Thinkers /philosophers and modern-day Sages like Yuval Noah Harari have chronicled the evolution of our species from Sapiens to Homo Deux in his best selling books and speeches. Now 2020 will be the year when masses will start to believe in the idea. It is an extinction-level threat and few societies and governments have started to take it that way. AI, Machine Learning & Robotic Automation will need to be added to the primary school curriculum just like Reading, Writing, Maths, Sciences currently are. If we are not trained and certified in AI, ML, Robotics then we will start being considered as Illiterate