Safety Eats The World Blog

Similarly to how software seems to have eaten the world, safety has eaten our world — to the effect that our desire for safety has gobbled up a lot of our thinking. Well, at least my thinking. How about you?

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The C-Suite Digital Transformer: COVID-19

Around March 2020, a multiple-choice question was circulating everywhere as a graphic that made us all chuckle. It introduced a C-suite member that we weren’t really thinking about out in the context of a company’s digital transformation journey. Not the CEO. Nor the CIO. Nor the CMO. It was the C-O-V-I-D-1-9.

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Bats As Virus Supercarriers

Ever since I heard the 40 ℃/104 ℉ stat on bats’ body temperatures in flight and how they represent 1/5th of all mammals on earth, it’s put things in perspective for me. That means that they can carry a virus perfect for humans while flying — and not kill it. Not great, huh?

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Global Risk Is Increasing

Bloomberg.com carried a popular article at the end of 2020 claiming that social unrest is the new norm. There’s an article referenced from earlier in the year from the CSIS that is super interesting. The root causes it lays out are: Global ICT (Information Communication Technologies) Global youth unemployment and underemployment Perceptions of inequality and… Continue reading Global Risk Is Increasing

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US’ DHS Framework for Security

From the DHS’ CTTV (Counter Terrorism and Targeted Violence) work on integrating modern technology in a forward-looking way, there is a comprehensive framework for safety that’s outlined in rough detail.

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4Ps and 4Ds of the UK Home Office

I was reading materials in the US’ curriculum on homeland defense, and noted the 4Ps and 4Ds construct from the UK that I’d caught on Wikipedia earlier this week as their framework for counterterrorism.

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Reach Out And Touch Someone (Remotely)

This article on FastCo gives useful context on how we got used to remote work in the last century — and in the process crashed the telephone system.

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COVID Regulations By Country (and by U.S. State)

I started searching for the above today and recognize it should be “COVID-19 regulations by country” but the shorthand seems to work well enough. What I found was a lot of information that covered similar territories. And as a result, it becomes unclear how to figure out the most up-to-date info. That’s not a criticism… Continue reading COVID Regulations By Country (and by U.S. State)

Classifications of Risk

A 2014 report from the CDC lays out the six principles of crisis and emergency risk communication (“CERC”) as: Be first Be right Be credible Express empathy Promote action Show respect

Sentry Mode in the Tesla

I’ve been tracking the self-driving space ever since I got into one of the demo cars at Google long ago in Silicon Valley. The press around “sentry” mode of the Tesla is quite interesting. Why? Because it points to how a defense can become an offense — apropos to the famous Sun Tzu saying.

ALL-CAPS AND PIONEERING ARTIST JENNY HOLZER

I was thinking the other day about how President Trump uses ALL-CAPS in his tweets to the world. And given how there’s a movement afoot to promote all-lowercase afoot, I THOUGHT IT PRUDENT TO LINGER ON THE THOUGH OF ALL-CAPS FOR A MOMENT.

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