By Adam S. Crowe
New applied sciences and conversation instruments have replaced how the general public prepares and reaction to emergencies and failures in the neighborhood. regardless of troubling matters like worldwide weather switch, nearby crises, and worldwide fiscal recession, advances in GIS and spatial applied sciences, the social media and real-time communications in the course of a challenge, simulation and modeling applied sciences, or even the potential use of drones and robots in seek and rescue are between many attainable strategies superior preparedness. This booklet addresses new and rising traits and applied sciences that might support emergency managers and groups larger arrange for rising threats and destiny disasters.
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In Other Words…Changing Human Nature While the internet may be changing the way we organize our thinking, and while it is changing the way we organize our relationship with one another, it certainly does not change basic human nature… [but] good and evil…will play out in new ways. ~Former Vice President Al Gore, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change  The influence of social media on disasters and emergency management has a short history. , Facebook in 2004) and the 17 A Futurist's Guide to Emergency Management meteoric rise in popularity and growth, the impact of social media and digital systems can be broken down into three phases: public usage, nongovernmental organization (NGO) usage, and governmental usage.
For example, during certain nonpeak hours or holidays, the programming of c orporate-owned stations is run from central engineering stations that are not necessarily in the local market. As such, it is nearly (if not totally) impossible to share emergent and critical information via these radio stations during e mergencies and disasters. 35 A Futurist's Guide to Emergency Management In addition to the challenge of traditional choices in terrestrial radio, online streaming radio has also created a significant impact to when, where, and how people receive information on the go.
Interestingly, the US federal government has also made a significant push at eliminating economic barriers to the ownership and availability of mobile devices. Specifically, since 2005, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has applied an adjusted definition of a 20-year-old “Lifeline” program that allowed qualified low-income (no higher than 135% of federal poverty guidelines) consumers access to telephone equipment and service to support finding a job, connecting with family, and accessing emergency services .
A Futurist's Guide to Emergency Management by Adam S. Crowe