Andy Mukherjee is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering industrial companies and financial services.
When Singapore set up an international financial hub in the late 1960s, the city-state was thinking both fast and slow -- seizing an immediate opportunity, and opening a path to long-term economic development. Half a century later, India is attempting something similar in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat. But without much thought going into what exactly it's building, for whom and for what purpose, all it may get is a casino for the local rich.
Much of our pre-coronavirus lives may be reclaimable with some modifications around how we work, socialise and travel. In one crucial way, though, the post-pandemic landscape will be very different: The individual's autonomy over her data may be lost forever. Our mobiles will keep us safe -- by spying on us.