A Complex Contingency: A lethal and highly-contagious virus gradually begins to spread around the globe. Infection rates are high, deaths are frequent, and no vaccine is available. Cities all over the world fall under quarantine. Emergency services and medical centers are stressed and national government agencies, affected just as severely as the cities themselves, cannot provide assistance. And then the situation goes from bad to worse.
A terrorist cell, having long waited for such an opportunity, launches a wave of successful cyber attacks in a medium size city somewhere in the developed world, bringing down grid power, Internet access, land and cellular telephones. Other, more subtle, attacks follow, and it’s difficult to sort out the mess.
If there were ever a time to work effectively together, this would be it.
I was invited to participate in Strong Angel III by the Microsoft Humanitarian Systems Group in San Diego from the 20th – 26th August 2006. My thoughts on SA III, that I wrote as the days unfolded, are indexed below.
Strong Angel III – Final Report
Final report of SA III
Strong Angel III – Final observations
Strong Angel III
Strong Angel III – 18th August 2006
Strong Angel III – 19th August 2006
Strong Angel III – 20th August 2006
Strong Angel III – 21st August 2006
Strong Angel III – 22nd August 2006
Second Life for Humanitarian Aid and Peacebuilding?
Strong Angel III – SMS, MMS, Google Maps mashups
Strong Angel III – What have we learnt of using web browsers from Katrina?
Strong Angel III – Real time broadcast video translation
Strong Angel III – Design considerations / recommendations for humanitarian aid systems
Civil-Military Discussions at Strong Angel III
Strong Angel III – Interview with Mark Frohardt from Internews
Strong Angel III – Interview with Dan Gilmor
Strong Angel III – Interview with Ambassador Daniel Stauffacher
Strong Angel III – Interview with Chamindra de Silva from Sahana
Strong Angel III – Photos