Thursday, May 31, 2007

Sci-Fi to the Rescue!

Science fiction writers are helping the Homeland Security Department predict potential terrorist attack situations and their aftermath in the hopes of preparing better responses. Maybe they should have helped them predict the aftermath of a HUGE hurricane hitting a major port city, but better late than never.

Of course, government agencies have tapped into sci-fi before. The European Space Agencies sought ideas from science fiction seven years ago.

Personally, I think it's a good idea for the government to get advice from qualified scientists with actual imagination. If there's one thing (one thing, yeah.) this government's missing, it's the imagination to predict and prepare responses to large scale attacks.

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