Last week, some of my friends attended a games industry event in Moscow which happened indoors with a few hundred people partying
and socialising without much effort to mask up. COVID? What COVID?
And today here in Vilnius, we have the wifebeaters rally also known as “the march in defence of the family
” that brought together biker gangs, local nutcases and right-wing amateurs to protest against such things as immigration, vaccination passports, masking in schools and George Soros (because, as always, it’s jews who are to blame, regardless of the occasion).
At times like these, it seems like the world has split into two communities: those who deny the pandemics and those who understand the pandemics, with lost souls drifting between the camps.
When I spoke to a friend in Russia just now, he was amused about the length to which we’re going with the safety for the Summit. After all, the weak deserve to die and not a tear to their fate, for the world is nothing but a territory to be conquered by the fittest (if you haven’t read Black Earth
, I cannot recommend it enough!).
Thank god for the games industry, and for the legal profession: I know developers who are vocal antivaxxers and I know lawyers who are unrepentant Trump apologists, but I haven’t met yet a single games industry lawyer from the Summit’s community who would be an idiot.