Four Things That I’m Thinking About #ResilienceTech
- Time is embodied in every notable moment of our lives by acknowledging what happens 1/ “before” 2/ “during” or 3/ “after” the event.
- Bad things can unexpectedly “happen to us” when we lack preparation for an event. That’s because we ignored the “before” phase.
- Traditionally, #ResilienceTech has centered around the “during” and “after” phases — or responding/recovering to/from an event.
- Rapid advances in AI/ML and the growing availability of data from past events means a shift in #ResilienceTech to “before” the event.
Three Things I’ve Noticed In The Last 30 Days
- As North America segues into hurricane, wildfire, drought, tornado, and flooding season there’s an uptick in climate change press.
- But given other major events reported in the press including war, jobs, inflation, gun violence — the earth falls back into the noise.
- The resurfacing of scientist Carl Sagan’s 1985 climate testimony to the U.S. Congress means his love for the “pale blue dot” lives strong.
Two Unsolicited Non-Tech Products That I ❤
- Vasa Mihich’s cast acrylic cubes and polygonal sculptures are more fun for me than NFTs.
- Orbitkey’s new ID card holder makes working on-site feel a little newer and better.
One Special Link
- 6-part series on computational thinking is now on YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFYrrZ9rWaQkthSjrcLZfoHO9cSHIMSY8
One Final Point
- Management guru Roger Martin’s point on how in strategy “what counts is what would have to be true — not what is true” is useful to keep in mind as you and your organization seek to become more resilient. Keep thinking about what could happen “before” it happens; instead of just waiting for the “during” and “after” phases to take you down.