COVID-19 is speeding up history, but how? What is the shape of the world to come? Lenin once said, "There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen." This is one of those times when history has sped up. In this urgent and timely book, CNN host Fareed Zakaria, best-selling author and one of the 'top ten global thinkers of the last decade' (Foreign Policy), foresees the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological and economic consequences that may take years to unfold. Written in the form of ten lessons, covering topics from natural and biological risks to the rise of digital life to an emerging bipolar world order, Zakaria helps readers to begin thinking beyond the immediate effects of COVID-19 and about how we are truly social animals with community embedded in our nature, and, above all, the degree to which nothing is written - the future is truly in our own hands. Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World speaks to past, present and future, and will become an enduring reflection on life in the early twenty-first century.