A brand new future?

Of course not.
A pandemic with Corona virusses is not unexpected.
Global supply chain disruption through minor logistical issues are not unexpected.
Continual threats to our cyber infrastructure is not unexpected.
Increases in extreme weather events are not unexpected.

So it is NOT a ‘brand new future’.
The main change is that events have evolved from potential events into reality and that the gravity of impact is making it all very tangible..