CCT Alumnus, Adam Marcus, publishes op-ed piece about Nationwide Emergency Alert System test
CCT class of '03 alumnus Adam Marcus just had an op-ed published about last week's nationwide emergency alert system test. As the essay explains it "The current system only works on radio and television stations—as if it were still 1997 and cell phones were rare. [Last week]’s test exemplifies first responders’ antiquated notions of centralized command-and-control networks. … FEMA should design emergency communications systems that take advantage of the centrality of cell phones in our lives. … [C]ommercial cellular networks can meet the needs of first responders. … What’s missing is a public awareness-building campaign akin to ‘Only you can prevent forest fires!’ The message should be simple: ‘Wait 20, save a life!’" Adam currently works as the Chief Operations Officer at TechFreedom, a new think tank he co-founded last year that promotes the progress of technology that improves the human condition and expands individual capacity to choose.
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