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Brett Keller » Hunger Games survival analysis
"As a student of epidemiology and economics I feel duty-bound to apply my cursory knowledge of statistics to the novel natural cohort presented in the Hunger Games novel, as documented by author Suzanne Collins. I present a Hunger Games survival analysis: in a Cox proportional hazards model, which covariates are associated with the odds (or hazard ratios) being ever in your favor? A taste of what’s to come:"
statistics  fun  literature  sf  modeling  survival 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Miiu.org
The Resilient Community Wiki
MiiU is a collection of all the resources and places that make personal, family, and community resilience possible. Resilience isn't only about surviving global failures, it's about building a better life for you and everyone around you.
wiki  community  resilience  collaboration  survival  survival-kit 
august 2011 by tsuomela
TRIBES! - Global Guerrillas
"How do you manufacture a strong community that protects, defends and advances the interests of its members? You build a tribe. Tribal organization is the most survivable of all organizational types and it was the dominant form for 99.99% of human history. The most important aspect of tribal organization is that it is the organizational cockroach of human history. It has proven it can withstand the onslaught of the harshest of environments. Global depression? No problem."
survival  tribes  future  social 
august 2011 by tsuomela
Manual for Civilization - The Long Now Blog
Today we received another email about creating a record of humanity and technology that would help restart civilization...
Over the years these proposals have been in different forms; create a book, set of books, stone tablets, micro-etched metal disk, or a constantly updated wiki. I really like the idea of creating such a record, in fact the Rosetta Disk project was our first effort in this direction. These Doomsday Manuals are a positive step in the direction of making a softer landing for a collapse, and the people creating them (like ourselves) are certainly out to help people. It took millennia for the world to regain the technology and levels of societal organization attained by the Romans, so maybe a book like this would help that.
survival  civilization  history  apocalypse  diy  thinking  environment 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Uncertainty and Resilience | P
In my work as a futurist, focusing on the intersection of environment, technology and culture, the concept of resilience has come to play a fundamental role.
future  futurism  resilience  environment  technology  culture  survival 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Open the Future: Building Civilizational Resilience
The talk I gave at the Global Catastrophic Risks conference a while back is now up and online, so here's the link.
resilience  civilization  future  global  crisis  survival 
december 2008 by tsuomela
snopes.com: Triangle of Life
Potentially applicable to all disasters that involve damage to buildings and homes.
snopes  disaster  survival  earthquake  severe  weather 
june 2008 by tsuomela

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