You may have seen that Los Angeles recently ran a massive rehearsal for the Big One. The event reminds me of this terrorist attack simulation drill I took part in last year. Eerie and surreal.

Aside from the fact that this image of the fallen books reminds me of John Hersey's masterpiece, Hiroshima, I thought I'd use it to point out an impressive crowdsourcing project that some Palo Alto futurists have put together, code-named After Shock. Survived the earthquake? Congrats. Now how will you and your neighbors survive three weeks without electricity, water or transportation? Oh yeah, and the nearby fires are spreading.
AuthorDavid Wolman