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Emergency Management Needs a Tech Reboot

Mar 14, 2013

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"Of all the strange and sensational images produced by Superstorm Sandy, the scene I can’t stop thinking about took place a few steps from my apartment in Lower Manhattan, two days after the storm surge. Dozens of us were wandering up and down 7th Avenue, arms extended like zombies and eyes fixed on our hands. We were hunting—not for food or money or human assistance—but for a cellular signal.”

-- Eric Klinenberg, writing in Qualcomm’s digital magazine, Spark.  Klinenberg is a NYU professor and author whose work has been published in Time, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.

You can read his entire article—and pieces from other tech thought leaders—on the Spark website here.

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