Philip Lowe participated recently in a webinar here: https://webcasting.boardroom.media/broadcast/5ee2d9a0f560be42e6cfd6bf His contributions are highlighted in black so it's easy to skip through and read his thoughts on a post-COVID world. When asked whether the future is likely to see a permanent rise in risk aversion, he had this to say: I don't share his outlook. There is a very high proportion of the electorate that is completely risk averse to new technologies and are using their political muscle to stymie the widespread adoption of new technologies, three that immediately spring to mind are GM foods, 5G and fracking. There's other technologies such as autonomous vehicles as well as economic innovations such as tax and industrial relations reforms that will face an almost insurmountable wall of objection from special interest groups supported by a largely ignorant population. And politicians are more likely to utilise that lobbying and ignorance to pursue their own ends rather than encourage the adoption of innovative technologies and legislation. Philip Lowe remains optimistic however. He may have more faith in politicians and the general electorate than I do.