In our long history, human societies have existed within three basic forms: hunting & gathering, sedentary agriculture, and science & industry. We are on the verge of entering the fourth. Maybe we can call it the 5G-AI-Transhumanist society, although someday we will probably shorten that somehow. However we look at it, though, this is a seismic, fundamental shift in our civilization and even what it means to be a human being. As rapidly as we are moving in that direction, the pandemic response has quickened the pace.