As a kid we used to eat a cereal breakfast with rice pops. On the package of the rice pops there was a little blue bird called Dodo, who seemed to enjoy the rice pops as well. One day we stopped eating the pops. I don't know why and I am unsure if the product was taken of the market, or my parents just didn't buy them anymore. Since that day we ate cornflakes. We never saw Dodo again. I've always wondered if Dodo went extinct or switched to cornflakes as well.
What is your view on the coronavirus?
Siri Beerends: I really embrace the idea that viruses can teach us a lesson in modesty. It is necessary that our position as the dominant species on the planet is being challenged. I also agree that it is a mistake to think that we are becoming Gods. But unfortunately, this is actually what is happening now. Corona doesn’t teach us to be modest, it teaches us how we can -as quickly as possible- go back to business as usual: saving our capitalistic economy.Comment