“If only someone could invent a machine who can predict something like earthquakes, he/she would win a Nobel Prize.” - from a friend I met at this Future Makers Nepal meeting that happened this Saturday (06/20/2015). The documentaries that were shown was quite intriguing one. And over all this day is reminding me more of the recent aftermath only of a month ago or so and that I have yet to overcome.
Well that saying or lets just say the thinking of it strike me, not for the super hypothetical theory of a machine he talked about, but how that it can never be achieved. He informed that there was a machine to predict the disaster about 20 seconds earlier, so to make a more advance machine would realistically take years and years. But we, with the shocked mentality can’t think of waiting for something that may even not be possible.
So what I think I like preparing the people, the youths, the students. By giving them a compulsory training sort of, for emergency times. Like giving the scout trainings to every student in every schools. And giving them more knowledge about risks and disasters and how to act irrationally during those time, and with leadership skills as to control not only themselves but all the society.
Because we cannot predict the disaster, our enemy is an uninvited one. But it has enough power to alter everything we stand for. With that earthquake experience, we can agree on that. And how we panic, may be one person don’t, or two can control themselves. But its like a flock of sheep running wild. I have seen that, and you have too. So we don’t know when it strikes, but we can mitigate it with early session preparation
So like the scout training to students, we can give further trainings of first aid, basic sanitization and many other things. It’s like educating people, not just with the books and stuffs, but with the facts they will need when handling a disaster.