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Free read Warnings Read & Download Warnings à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Richard A. Clarke ↠ 4 review The US economy and possibly the fate of civilizationIn Greek mythology Cassandra foresaw calamities but was cursed by the gods to be ignored Modern day Cassandras clearly predicted the disasters of Katrina Fukushima the Great Recession the rise of ISIS and many others Like her they were ignored There are others right now warning of impending disasters but how do we know which warnings are likely to be rightThrough riveting explorations in a va. Even for those who fastidiously avoid the news to live in the modern world is to be bombarded with visions of catastrophe Our culture our politics our language these have all become saturated with promises of impending doom The psychological result of this predicament is among the most nefarious conseuences of the global media s invasion of daily life and contributes to incalculable suffering most of it needless But only a fool would deny the many legitimate threats darkening the human horizon Given that cause for alarm is always available how can we know when it is actually warrantedRichard A Clarke and RP Eddy s Warnings attempts to answer this uestion by positing a method for distinguishing between real serious threats and imagined or overblown ones To do so they invoke the myth of Cassandra the princess of Troy who was blessed with supernatural foresight but cursed because no one would believe her warnings about her beloved city s demise at the hands of the Greeks Cassandra has become a useful label for anyone who correctly predicts disaster but is tragically ignored Cassandras can be contrasted with Chicken Littles attention seeking pissants who raise alarm needlessly Clarke and Eddy s goal is to help readers learn to tell the difference Warnings is split into two parts Missed Warnings and Current Warnings Missed Warnings examines a group of seven verified Cassandras experts in various fields who saw disasters coming but were ignored and Current Warnings presents a group of seven possible Cassandras experts now pounding the table about disasters looming ahead A transition chapter between parts presents the idea of a Cassandra Coefficient Clarke and Eddy s purportedly rigorous method for fishing true Cassandras from the ever roiling sea of Chicken LittlesClarke and Eddy s Missed Warnings are the easy ones they stand on firm historical ground and their analysis doesn t reuire guessing about future events These chapters analyze a variety of recent disasters that could have been prevented or mitigated and explore the reasons why wasn t done to ease the blow Clarke and Eddy convey these stories like thrillers each anchored by an energetic but frustrated hero trying to get the world to wake up and smell the chaos Displaying a true talent for high octane nonfiction Clarke and Eddy sharply outline each Cassandra s struggle to bend an unwilling world to his or her will and coldly calculate the causes of each failure The topics are The invasion of Kuwait Hurricane Katrina the rise of Isis the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Bernie Madoff s ponzi scheme a mine collapse in West Virginia and the 2008 Recession Warnings is full of obscure but useful terms that demonstrate the complexity of the world s resistance to Cassandras Perhaps the most important of these is Initial Occurrence Syndrome the assumption that if a phenomenon had never happened before it never would 34 IOS is a special case of availability bias one that is difficult to overcome because of the complete lack of precedent that would allow our brains to estimate the likelihood of such an event occurring 35 Clarke and Eddy stress that while we should always allow data and evidence to drive our predictions it is never safe to conclude that unprecedented events will not happen Time and again Cassandras are waived off by businesspeople andor government officials who claim that we shouldn t worry about things that have never happenedThere is plenty of other noise drowning out the cries of Cassandras Here are some terms I found particularly edifying Scientific reticence A reluctance to make a judgment in the absence of perfect and complete data 79 Satisficing When a decision maker addresses the issue but doesn t solve the actual problem 116 Complexity mismatch Some decision makers are uncomfortable with the warning in part because of its complexity and also because their lack of expertise may highlight their own inadeuacies and make them dependent upon someone whose skills they cannot easily judge 178These are just a few of the many interesting ways that Clarke and Eddy explain why individuals and institutions are not better at heeding Cassandras even when evidence is readily available and in some cases irrefutable The most insidious aspect of these dynamics is that they don t typically result from intentional negligence or malice but rather from the inherent shortcomings of human psychologyThe chapters on Missed Warnings recount repeated failures of institutional systems that are nominally but not functionally meritocratic In the case of the invasion of Kuwait the Cassandra was a US Intelligence operative empowered with a special ability to send an official Warning of War directly to President Bush s fax machine After choosing to exercise this power for the first time in his long and august career he was promptly ignored by the White House 27 Thirteen months before Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans FEMA conducted a simulation of a similar hurricane that predicted catastrophic damage and death but nothing was done to strengthen the aging levies or prepare the city for the worst 39 40 One Cassandra saw through Bernie Madoff s ponzie scheme long before it ruined the lives of Madoff s many investors but it didn t matter because Security and Exchange Commission officials couldn t understand the financial details of the information he presented to them 116Those are the examples I found most upsetting but all of Clarke and Eddy s case studies contain similar outrages the information is almost always available but the folks in charge just won t hear the message It would appear that humans are actually uite good at setting up systems for analyzing potential disasters but terrible at utilizing those systems when it counts The norm is to discredit or ignore Cassandras when responses to their warnings will be expensive andor politically contentious which is almost always the caseAnother important message is that communication styles matter a lot Many vindicated Cassandras failed in their missions not because they couldn t get the ears of the right people but because they came off as alarmist haughty or aloof I largely blame the decision makers for using something like demeanor as an excuse for denying hard evidence but current and future Cassandras can and should learn from these examples Anyone seeking to head off a disaster should find a way sugarcoat the message without weakening it if at all possibleMy one criticism of Missed Warnings is that I think Clarke and Eddy overlooked an opportunity to distinguish between two kinds of disasters that seem uite different to me disasters that result primarily from naturephysics and ones that result primarily from human action Setting aside the fact that there is no principled distinction between the two human action is still a result of naturephysics I do think it is important to come down hard on those who fail to respond to disasters that are physically predictable hurricanes earthuakes etc and also to give a bit of a break to those who don t see human caused disasters coming wars financial collapses etc Disasters always seem inevitable in hindsight but before they strike it seems much easier to be sure about something like an earthuake since it is not an issue of if but when it will occur A particular invasion or formation of a new militant group however may genuinely never occur and is therefore difficult to plan forBefore moving on to Current Warnings Clarke and Eddy present their proposed mechanism for identifying contemporary Cassandras the Cassandra Coefficient It is a simple series of uestions derived from our observation of past Cassandra Events It involves four components 1 the warning the threat or risk in uestion 2 the decision makers or audience who must react 3 the predictor or possible Cassandra and 4 the critics who disparage or reject the warning For each of the four components we have several characteristics which we have seen appear freuently in connection with past Cassandra events 168 emphasis theirsThe Cassandra Coefficient is by all accounts a great concept one that I hope becomes common parlance in our discussions of how to frame the future of humanity Clarke and Eddy put forth a rigorous set of terms that fills out the profile for each component as shown hereGrids like this might send some readers scurrying for lighter reading but I was delighted to receive precise definitions for each component and characteristic Unfortunately the application of these terms in subseuent chapters proved far less robust than Clarke and Eddy led me to expectThe best part of the Cassandra Coefficient is that it fully accepts the modern reality that humans have created and are now embedded in communal national and global systems that are far too complex for any one person or organization to comprehendSystems can be so complex that even experts can t see the disaster looming within Complexity mismatch is a looming threat for government For the first time technologists are now building machines that make decisions with rationale that even the creators don t fully understand The accelerating growth of technology makes it increasingly difficult for scientists let alone bureaucrats to decipher the risksIncreasingly we are operating or planning systems software or networks that no one person understands It takes a team one of many diverse talents That team however is sometimes so large that it cannot be assembled in a conference room auditorium or even in a stadium 178 9Clarke and Eddy hit hard when it comes to the challenge of complexity and yet I do not think they go far enough I personally do not believe that any team of humans no matter how numerous experienced or well educated can fully evaluate or analyze hypercomplex systems such as the global climate or the Internet We will need artificial intelligence or perhaps even artificial superintelligence to grok these systems on our behalf provided we can coax them into caring about us Clarke and Eddy address AI in the Current Warnings section but sadly do not seem to take seriously the possibility that AI may be human civilization s only remaining route to sustained prosperity even if that also means risking extinctionOn the whole the Current Warnings section is less successful than Missed Warnings The topics are artificial intelligence pandemic disease seal level rise nuclear winter the Internet of Everything meteor strikes and gene editing These chapters are all interesting and informative but Clarke and Eddy fail to cash in on the promise of the Cassandra Coefficient mostly by watering it down to the point where one wonders why they bothered to flesh it out so thoroughly in the first place The chapters end with cursory and inconsistent explanations of how the Coefficient applies to each situation Clarke and Eddy also provide a grid showing a Low Moderate or High score of each of the Coefficient s four components but give little explanation for how those scores were reached These casual applications belie the meticulous methodology that made the chapter introducing the Cassandra Coefficient so engaging I was left musing about whether Clarke and Eddy ever decided what kind of book they wanted to write Or perhaps their careful analyses were diluted by editors seeking to appeal to a wider audience Whatever the case the overall impact of Warnings suffers significantlyDespite this critical failing there are some terrific and terrifying insights here By far the most distressing chapter is the one addressing sea level rise which a highly credible Cassandra predicts will occur at a much swifter rate than most scientists are currently willing to admit Given the world s continued reluctance to take the climate bull by the horns in these crucial years I find it highly probable that human civilization as we know it will not exist by 2100 Something much better than what we have now may emerge from the chaos but we appear to be in for at least a century or two of wretched turmoil that only the very wealthiest humans will have any chance of weathering unscathedClarke and Eddy are careful to eschew relinuishment as a viable method of avoiding or escaping disasters Although some of their possible Cassandras naively posit relinuishment of modern technologies as a path forward 279 Clarke and Eddy generally come off as followers of the proactionary principle If we wait for only perfect and precise information we court disaster 234 Even if relinuishment would create a better world this course of action is neither historically validated nor aligned with human nature For better or worse humanity must press on relying on our powers of innovation creativity and ambition Such striving need not be unethical but ethics is not reuired for survivalClarke and Eddy wrap up with a plangent call for a National Warning Office which they think ought to be run by the US government s executive branchThis small elite team should not bepart of the intelligence community although it could task intelligence agencies to collect and analyze information Rather the office would have a broad even intentionally vague mandate to look across all departmental boundaries for new and emerging threats The office should not address ongoing chronic problems such as obesity Rather the focus should be on possible impending disasters that are not being addressed by any part of government 356Present leadership notwithstanding this is a laudable idea Couple this with advanced learning algorithms designed to pinpoint global weaknesses and engineer broad ranging solutions and we might have a much better shot at avoiding future catastrophesBut let s be real Without exception the process of obviating disasters before they occur is difficult and expensive Today s global leadership appears profoundly uninterested in tackling difficult and expensive problems Even worse the biggest beneficiaries of such action tend to be poor vulnerable populations those routinely ignored by elites with the power to create positive change Warnings doesn t leave me with much hope rather I now have a much clearer idea of why and how humanity s future might reflect or even surpass the worst nightmares of Clarke and Eddy s possible CassandrasThis review was originally published on my blog wordsdirt

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Free read Warnings Read & Download Warnings à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Richard A. Clarke ↠ 4 review Riety of fields the authors uncover a method to separate the accurate Cassandras from the crazy doomsayers They then investigate the experts who today are warning of future disasters the threats from artificial intelligence bio hacking mutating viruses and and whose calls are not being heeded Their penetrating insights are essential for anyone any business or any government that doesn’t want to be a blind victim to tomorrow’s catastrophe?. Not for the faint of heart This is one interesting thesis I bought it for a synopsis on Hanse the Cassandra on Climate Change Texas and Harvey are Cassandra Warnings Seeing Interstate 10 under water gave me the shivers That s the future

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Free read Warnings Read & Download Warnings à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Richard A. Clarke ↠ 4 review Millions of lives lost to catastrophes natural and man made could have been saved by the advance warnings of experts Can we find those prescient people before the next catastrophe strikes Two CEOs and White House national security veterans reveal insider views of previous disasters chilling insights on today’s threats to mankind and a prescription to protect us This is the story of the future of national security threatening technologies. I am no expert I do not have any degrees I have not done any formal research I am not a scientist educator or biologist I have no credits to my account nor the authority to speak as an expert in any field What I do have is experience and a personal testimony followed up by four years of home grown research mixed in with a bit of grassroots activism What I do know is that I just may be a Cassandra of modern day technology And the reason I know it is because modern technology rendered me violently sick and permanently disabled I am now a freak of the 21st century And I have an obligation to speak out and to alert others to this impending and looming threat So can I back up my findings with data and peer reviewed papers NO But I can tell you that someone somewhere in some government capacity better come up with a game plan for what may or may not be our next worst nightmare These nightmares are on the horizon Many have already brought them to the attention of those who should know Many have done nothing with what they have been told Countless lives could have been saved And countless will be lost Such catastrophic events like Fukoshima in Japan by simply raising the wall that surrounded the nuclear reactors could have avoided the radioactive fallout that turned into a lethal and deadly event There are those among us who know what is coming based on what has come before and the data that shows evidence of the possibility of new and horrific events to come The mitigation by prevention will far outweigh the cost of the disaster This book gives us a look into the past and then forward into the future telling accounts of events forewarned but not heeded And now the fast pace of new and burgeoning technology with no oversight or controls in place and the hidden dangers of the errors within that cannot be uantified or legitimized as there is no previous record by which to draw conclusions of eminent dangers This is book puts into perspective what we should be concentrating and how we are wasting precious time if we continue to ignore the Cassandras of modern day life in a very fast paced world of unknowns Read it I implore you My own story has been well documented on social media but I have also begun to write about my journey My warning is that pulsed radiation in the form of two way transmitting devices aka smart meters and other such devices is going to wreak havoc on humanity in many ways then we can possibly know today One thing is for sure our brains were not meant to be radiated 247 by pulsed radiation and powerful EMF s Complexity hides vulnerabilities creating new problems or complicating existing ones Nowhere do we believe this tendency is clearer than in the inevitable convergence of two fields artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things Artificial intelligence programs running computer networks that control telecommunications commerce and infrastructure will increasingly talk with one another resulting in unanticipated interactions and unexpected results These networks will communicate with your car your home electronics even your medical devices The initial algorithms are created by humans but eventually lines of code will be written autonomously by software programs code writing code This even complex ecosystem will include deeply buried errors inefficiencies and vulnerabilitiesA formalized National Warning Office in the Executive Office of the President would be the administration s focal point for identifying disasters on the horizon See why you should read this book Do it

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