Pandemic generates panic or provides a panacea of opportunities

  • Chandrasekharan K Nair Scopus Author ID 51564168300 Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Prosthodontics Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram – 534 202, Andhra Pradesh
  • C S Rajmohan
  • Srividya S


Buckminster Fuller in his book ‘Critical Path’ created the knowledge doubling curve and observed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Different types of knowledge have different rates of growth: knowledge related to nanotechnology is doubling every two years and clinical knowledge every 18 months. According to IBM, the internet will make the doubling of knowledge possible every 12 hours. While reading this passage, it was felt that such a thing is impossible. But the Covid-19 pandemic has made everyone to believe that it is really happening.

How to Cite
NAIR, Chandrasekharan K; RAJMOHAN, C S; S, Srividya. Pandemic generates panic or provides a panacea of opportunities. Trends in Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, p. 2, july 2020. ISSN 0975-9298. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 may 2022.