This makes no sense on two levels.

First, even if it were true that an acceleration of technological change builds prosperity, we should subtract from any gain here the human and economic costs of the pandemic itself. Death, illness, impaired quality of life, many services no longer available or only in highly infection-risk form, resources diverted to defense or attack against the virus, forced idleness—these are all some of the costs which should be chalked up as negatives. 



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