The "New Normal" Is De-Normalization - Charles High Smith

Posted by freedomforall 11 months, 2 weeks ago to Economics
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What I mean by Denormalization is the complete dismantling of what was taken for granted as normal and the loss of any future version of normal.

What few seem to notice is that the Old Normal had become insanely expensive, irksome and boring, activities that were habits coasting on momentum. Those embedded in the Old Normal acclimatized to the absurdly overpriced seats, snacks, beer, parking, etc. of live events and the insanely long commutes required to get to the venue and then back home, as their happy memories of $5 seats decades ago is the anchor of their lifelong devotion and habits.

Here's what denormalization means: there was no New Normal for the dinosaurs. A few winged species survived and evolved into the birds of today, but that is by no stretch of the imagination a New Normal that included all the other dinosaur species. For them, denormalization meant extinction."

(With apologies to allosaur. ;^)

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  • Posted by $ Commander 11 months, 2 weeks ago
    I've been looking in on "Charles" a bit lately, independent of your posts. Found him wading through the swamp of Quora.

    If I look at the extinction of "normal" I find myself wonderfully prepared. I have clear properties, infrastructure for making and teaching an aspect of self sufficiency, abilities to grow more foods than present and an interdependent group of contacts with similar "utilities". So....let all this innocuously "valued" crap fall in upon itself. Extensively, throughout this country we have millions in a similar "state". We are the Doers. Upon collapse all that the Doers need do is defend holdings, potentially with mortal means, thus thinning the non-doers substantially.

    With that said, perhaps it is time to take a lesson from Judo. Use one's opponent's imbalance and inertia to overcome him. I'm gonna get me some welfare and an Obama phone as soon as I get my fixtures for the rail and oil industries repair parts done and invoiced.
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  • Posted by $ Stormi 11 months, 1 week ago
    We do not need a new normal, we need normal. We need freedom. We do not need to be put in the category of criminal, because we know the truth about the inefftiveness and even danger of masks. While rioters are the lefts' new normal, we are being scrutinized for being normal.
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  • Posted by jdg 11 months, 1 week ago
    Alarmists and their natural allies, the media, always assume they can redefine what is "normal" for you and me by decree. We need the guts (and the means) to tell them "no" and make it stick.
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 11 months, 2 weeks ago
    Yes, these systems have priced themselves out of good business...maybe everyone should revisit some "Economies of scale" economics?

    Sports, pop, movie,.. stars could be offered less, travel industry could go back to the drawing board and figure out how to do business more economically, could we reject unions, collective bargaining? (this latter phrase really makes me sick)...MAYBE, just maybe, we could revisit tried and true principles; we can still make profit, get paid according to our real world worth, according to the value we produce and create AND make it something one's customers, end users,.. will want to engage with your service or buy your product.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 11 months, 1 week ago
    So, what is the new normal we're coasting to? People are finding delivery services and purchasing online has become balanced by the prior transportation cost and personal hassle involved in personal in store shopping and restaurants. Businesses that have the foresight to transition into a market where the infrastructure cost can be greatly reduced, with a focus on getting a quality product to the consumer as quickly as possible will be the new successes. Amazon has demonstrated how lucrative this way of doing business can be, and if done properly, more expensive forms of food will be competing one on one with fast food establishments as they institute a more efficient way of delivering product to the consumer.

    Automated delivery systems will become a common site, and automated transportation will begin to replace private ownership of cars. Augmented reality systems will make experiencing high end Broadway performances better than being there in person. I wonder if sports teams can be persuaded to perform without the roaring crowds, or seeing a virtual crowd that has interactive sight and sound technology to represent the fans as they sit at home.

    Bigger transitions may be at hand. Work from home, or work from a "satellite" office is entirely possible for many businesses. That will have a big impact on commuting traffic, and allow populations to spread out rather than being crammed into the big ugly municipalities that are festering with crime and pollution. The big cities will undergo turmoil as the demand for office space and expensive housing dries up. Some cities may end up looking like the aftermath of a strategic bombing campaign.

    Virtual reality and holographic projection has the capability of replacing many conferences and business meetings, reducing the travel burden. That also means that subsidiary businesses, like hotels and restaurants that depend on big conferences may undergo a shaking out as only the most clever figure out how to survive. There will be somewhat of a dog eat dog element to this transition.

    Tourism will become a bigger focus than ever, as most tourists want the experience of being where they want to go, rather than just having a virtual experience. There could be an expansion of the tourist market if someone can package a high quality VR experience for people who can't afford to go to some places.

    Could domestic air travel be replaced with a widespread hyperloop system? If it proves to be possible to implement such a system, it would provide a high speed alternative without the crowds.

    Medical care will be changing, as in home automated systems will be able to take vital signs and transmit them directly to the doctor, with more sophisticated treatment mechanisms making it unnecessary to go to the hospital for some kinds of care. I suspect we will see some kind of AI enter the diagnosis picture, able to handle the knowledge base of numerous medical specialties, helping medical teams focus more quickly on symptoms, causes, and treatments.

    Whatever happens next will have to phase in slowly as businesses get adjusted to the new market dynamics. The world of the future will look very different to prior generations, and some may not welcome the changes, but they are inevitable.
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