Read Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes Online Free - 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, the US economy, and possibly the fate of civilization.
In 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 right?
Through riveting explorations in a variety 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 more—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.
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June 14, 2017
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 h...
August 11, 2017
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 nefa...
June 07, 2017
I had high hopes for this book but unfortunately, the Cassandra in me forces me to warn you to stay away. Normally I would give a book like this 2 stars because I would learn at least a few things I did not know before. But Clarke and Eddy seem to have the same solution to every one of the so cal...
June 23, 2017
I spent most of the last 2 days reading this book and I can't stop thinking about it. I never heard of the author until I saw his book hit Amazon's top book list and decided to give it a try. The book is well-written and has insight from a plethora of credible sources. I felt that this book shed...
June 23, 2017
A quick read that allowed me to reflect on recent disasters and ask the question, "could this have been avoided, or at least alleviated in some way". This book provides excellent advice from some world-class people that have done their research and lived through these catastrophes. We need more p...
July 15, 2017
My credentials in taking the position I have in this review. In addition to a career in the service with the last third working as an analyst, I am currently a university lecturer in security studies., a position I have held for over twenty years. My research is in the field of political psycholo...
July 23, 2017
I read this book to obtain insight into the politics of climate change. I found it to be a fascinating presentation of past crises, as well as future threats. The author presents a framework for thinking of the societal inertia that is common to both past and future threats, and in this I am remi...
July 04, 2017
This new work from Richard A. Clarke and R.P. Eddy is so far the biggest surprise of 2017. Written with great passion, clarity, and erudition, the book succeeds on several levels and avoids the many pitfalls that could accompany a book dealing with the issues presented.
Richard Clarke, whose exper...
July 16, 2017
This is a fascinating, scary, informational, educational book! I'm glad I read it. It did not frighten me as much as I had feared but it certainly informed me more than I had expected.
First half of book is about missed Cassandra warnings from Katrina to Madoff and Fukashima. The Cassandras are un...
August 09, 2017
The authors first explore a number of well-known disasters and discuss the Cassandra's that predicted them. A Cassandra is usually someone with highly technical knowledge or specialty in a specific area. Most of them are not well-know, but they have predicted the Challenger disaster, the problems...