By Adam S. Crowe
New applied sciences and verbal exchange instruments have replaced how the general public prepares and reaction to emergencies and failures in the group. regardless of troubling matters like international weather swap, neighborhood crises, and worldwide fiscal recession, advances in GIS and spatial applied sciences, the social media and real-time communications in the course of a situation, simulation and modeling applied sciences, or even the potential use of drones and robots in seek and rescue are between many attainable strategies stronger preparedness. This booklet addresses new and rising developments and applied sciences that would aid emergency managers and groups larger arrange for rising threats and destiny disasters.
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While it is not wholly clear why this decline has occurred, there are several prime considerations that are particularly plausible as technology continues to emerge and culture and communication change around it. The first major challenge to radio as an emergency information source is the diversity of options. , traditional AM/FM stations played via radios), satellite radio, and Internet radio. For example, online streaming radio listeners have steadily increased since 2002 with weekly listeners at 29% and monthly listeners at 39% when last measured in 2012 .
Specifically, this program supports devices and services including phone calls, text messages, and data exchange, which support the full integration of mobile devices into all economic strata . In addition to the availability of technology, an additional component of digital divide is the willingness to exchange information. Given the widespread use of social media and mobile devices, willingness to share information is a critical element to the future of these devices and the continued development or eventual erosion of the super digital age that currently intertwines life and society.
However, this began to change as early as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan that lead to the Fukushima nuclear facility meltdown in 2011. During this event, social media was utilized by citizens and volunteer groups, representing one of the first major events that governmental operations specifically promoted and utilized social media as a primary communication system. Specifically, within 24 hours of the earthquake striking off the coast of Japan, the US Embassy in Tokyo released a message encouraging Americans in the impacted area to use social media, Google Person Finder, and cell phones to access and share critical information with friends and family in the impacted area and throughout the world .
A Futurist's Guide to Emergency Management by Adam S. Crowe