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Emerging technologies can have a dramatic effect on many aspects of society, from how business gets done to how people interact with each other.
But what about one of the most important issues of current times, namely homeland security?
Do emerging technologies like blogs, wikis and video phones impact the way that people and governments report on and respond to terrorist attacks and natural disasters?
One person who thinks so is consultant W.David Stephenson, principal of Stephenson Strategies. In his practice and on his blog, stephenson has been covering what he calls Homeland Security 2.0.
I recently had the opportunity to talk to David about the effects that new technologies are having on keeping nations secure and involving the populace when it comes to response and notification.