Reality is one heck of a tough nut to crack. Things look different from perspective and time is relative. No wonder Elon Musk is convinced we’re all living in a simulation.

So imagine what glitch in the matrix happened when someone was asked to explain 2020 to someone from 2010. The redditor u/MasterRoshi spilled it all black on white in a surreal synopsis. I mean, so real it kinda sounds unreal. When put into the light, our lives sound like a twisted plot from a Kubrick movie. And I mean, who are we to judge when “the only person keeping us from starting a huge riot is a gun-toting Oklahoma man with meth addiction and 180 tigers”? Let’s dive into this bizarre moment of truth down below!

Image credits: onyxandcake (not the actual photo)

Image credits: ThaMasterRoshi

Image credits: ThaMasterRoshi

We’re only four months into 2020, but it doesn’t feel like it’s gonna be an easy year. And now that we live amid the current global crisis, one can’t help but wonder whether anyone had seen it coming.

Surprisingly or not, two years ago, the World Health Organization warned about a list of pathogens that needed urgent scientific research. The viruses had no known treatments or vaccines, and all had the potential to trigger pandemics that could kill thousands. One particular virus was named Disease X. It referred to “a serious international epidemic caused by a pathogen currently unknown.”

In 2018, Bill Gates also recommended taking relevant steps to prevent a future global pandemic like the current one. “Given the continual emergence of new pathogens, the increasing risk of a bioterror attack, and how connected our world is through air travel, there is a significant probability of a large and lethal modern-day pandemic occurring in our lifetimes,” said Gates.

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