I recently came across an interesting federally-funded challenge where Americans are encouraged to share any ideas where innovations in technology can be applied to improve disaster preparedness. All you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org your idea and hope for a response. Below is the email I sent today.
Thanks for the opportunity to share my innovation in disaster preparedness and post-disaster economic recovery.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, up to 40% of businesses affected by a natural or man-made disaster never reopen. There is a way to fix this problem and it has to do with individual and organizational purchasing power.
Retail centers are impeccably organized and conveniently located for a reason. It makes it easy for consumers to walk half-blind into any shop and exit with handfuls of items in only minutes. However, in the event of a disaster 40% of the businesses that fill these retail…
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