The Living Force
The new economic system will seem like heaven at first, especially when compared to the one we are now exiting. There will probably a repudiation of all former debts (a "debt jubilee"), and then some small largess will be shared among the masses in order to get them to "buy in" to the new system - which this time is designed to be digital. How long will this honeymoon period last? Are the same families and banks at the top in charge of it all? If so, don't we deserve better? Such a system won't leave us any more free than any other; we will just have a new bunch of psychopaths at the top waiting until it's time for dinner.
I don't have a prophetic gift, but I have enough confidence in my analyses. As I read this, I thought that at the end of the "pandemic" would come the economic reset, the forgiveness of debts, and the application of the universal basic income ... but to access the latter (the basic income) people will have to consent. And that consent will be in the form of a vaccine or cryptographic ID*.
If you install in people a transmarginal inhibition, by the time a real pandemic arises, and people allow themselves to be locked up indefinitely, in the same way they will accept the new digital transaction system with unique and non-transferable ID because making the exchange of goods and services they will no longer be able to use the usual channels (because there will be a social distancing).
If all this becomes the norm and custom the image of Neo, plugged into the matrix suddenly becomes possible...
*This is just one example, but I mention it because as of today, a large part of the world's population has or uses some of the elements to be used as cryptographic ID.