Discover magazine questions modern society's resiliency
Julia Sullivan, ECE ILLINOIS
11/6/2017 4:36:53 PM
The key to understanding future resiliency may focus on "how flexible a given culture is in dealing with change and at what point its people choose to act—or not," according to the article. As modern society is highly reliant on large-scale infrastructure, it is generally less flexible.
"We’d go back to the Stone Age if the electricity system went out," Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering David M. Nicol said in the article. Nicol is the director of the Information Trust Institute, which brings together university and industry researchers to study trustworthy and secure information systems. He is also an affiliate faculty member of CS @ ILLINOIS and affiliated with the Coordinated Science Lab.