Confidence

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How confident are you that terrorist attacks will never happen where you live?

I am pretty confident about Berlin, especially since most of the the issues listed on the global incident map detail activities which are anti-nuclear related, but I guess you really never know.

Browsing around the global incident map, I not sure whether I find it more troubleling that someone takes the time to assemble what they call threats into a system – after all all anti-nuclear activity is classified as a threat/incident – and mash it up with a bit of Google Maps to give it that Web 2.0 touch. Or if I see the actual threats listed as a potential danger.

So maybe the information overkill makes one more vulnerable indeed. Because we worry too much, whereas if we didn’t know about anything, it would probably only strike us when it happens. And luckily the chances for anything to happen are pretty small.

Also to be noted and worth one or more thoughs: a general terror-phobia along with islam-phobia are probably one of the larger threats right now and both are not listed on the global incident map.

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1 Comment so far

  1. Gina (unregistered) on April 21st, 2007 @ 11:38 pm

    Did you notice the increase in police force in the SBahn and other transit facilities in Berlin post 7/7 in the summer of 2005?



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