First, the most complete and accurate information, i.e., the truth from which to make decisions is imperative if you are going to mitigate loss and damages. Getting complete and accurate information is difficult these days. While some people who survived the Napa fires reported getting no warning before a wall of flame was at their door, those who seek accurate information on the internet should also be given equal importance, since many decisions we make daily greatly impact our lives.
This morning Mozilla Fire Fox began a crusade to do exactly that for all citizens. The “Mozilla Information Trust Initiative” comes as an automated, real-, fact-checking engine developed by the Full Fact foundation and was recently demonstrated in London. The group, which is backed by Omidyar, and Hungarian-born investor and philanthropist George Soros, said its software is capable of spotting lies in real time, and was used to fact-check a live debate at the House of Commons. The mere mention of George Soros in combination with software designed to detect lies sends one’s internal alarm off, “Soros? Lies, Lies, lies” And didn’t Mozilla fire Brendan Eich because he donated to California’s anti-gay marriage law? Why is Mozilla seeking to look noble when in fact its history has been anything but noble? Just trying to get to the truth here.
Meanwhile, a new poll shows that teens are filled with unprecedented anxiety. Is it any wonder why, when they live in a world of shifting truths? One root cause of despair and anxiety is being ill-prepared. Once you have figured out how to get the truth, arm yourself with preparedness. A bug-out bag should include the top ten:
Seek the truth and get a bug-out bag, because preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life and not a sudden spectacular program.