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Risks And Resilience


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Slideshare-friendly version of the talk I gave at the Global Catastrophic Risks conference in November 2008.

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Risks And Resilience

  1. 1. Risks and Resilience or’s not like it’s the end of the world... Jamais Cascio Open the Future November 14, 2008
  2. 2. Everybody Talks About the End of the World... But What Do They Really Mean?
  3. 3. resilience: the capacity of a system to tolerate disturbance without collapsing, to withstand shocks, to rebuild itself when necessary, and to improve itself when possible.
  4. 4. resilient system design principles
  5. 5. diversity
  6. 6. redundancy
  7. 7. micro-offsets decentralization
  8. 8. transparency
  9. 9. collaboration
  10. 10. graceful failure
  11. 11. minimal footprint
  12. 12. flexibility
  13. 13. openness
  14. 14. reversibility
  15. 15. foresight
  16. 16. Abundant, varied components able to function as a greater whole, but also able to withstand the loss (through damage or disagreement) of a significant subset of components.
  17. 17. So... how do we make this happen?
  18. 18. Jamais Cascio •