Justyna sent me a pointer to another group of people exploring an interesting challenge for computing and software technology: The Crisis Mappers Net. I think I can characterize this as another form of collective intelligence, harnessed to mobile networks and visual analytics, to provide rapid response to humanitarian emergencies. And of course, after listening to George Monbiot in the debate last night, I’m convinced that over the coming decades, the crises to be tackled will increasingly be climate related (forest fires, floods, droughts, extreme weather events, etc).

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