How Counterpart conceives a world after coronavirus : The Indicator from Planet Money We're all thinking about what the world might look like after this pandemic. Several years ago, Justin Marks had a vision of how things might be, in his TV show, Counterpart.
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Creating A Post Pandemic World

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Creating A Post Pandemic World

Creating A Post Pandemic World

Creating A Post Pandemic World

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DINSLAKEN, GERMANY - MARCH 18: A closed playground is pictured on March 18 in Dinslaken, Germany. Everyday life in Germany has become fundamentally altered as authorities tighten measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
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As economies open in states, cities and countries all over the world, everyone's starting to think about what the world will look like when we're all back to business. Life could be quite different for many of us. Designers and engineers are already coming up with concepts and ideas that help us live and work together while decreasing our risk of infection.

For some people, this kind of thinking isn't new. Writers, artists and filmmakers have for years been creating dystopian works of fiction that imagine a world after a pandemic. Justin Marks is one of them. Several years ago, he created the TV show Counterpart, a contemporary dystopian spy thriller that imagines a world devastated by a killer flu. His vision includes many of the aspects of life that we're seeing today, and that we could easily expect to see going forward. We talk to him about his show, and how it feels to see so many of the things he imagined coming true today.

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