Know of any research, books, websites, etc. that look into how people would likely react in various global catastrophe situations?
Apocalyptic without the fire and brimstone. Such as: economic collapse, global loss of electronics, plagues and so on.
Sociological and psychological realities of how humans this day in age would actually behave.
posted by mrflibble
on Sep 22, 2011 -
Someone I met once mentioned to me that her name, Judy, meant "catastrophe" in Russian, her mother's native language. Is this true? Do I have the details wrong? What Russian word was she talking about?
posted by i_am_a_fiesta
on Feb 21, 2011 -
My wife is going to kill me. While "fixing" her computer (g5 Macintosh running Leopard), I managed to move 20,000 of her mp3s to the trash. I actually thought I as moving one genre with "select-all", but apparently I moved the entire frickin' library. She doesn't know yet, but it's only a matter of time. I have not yet deleted these files. All 20,000 (well, 19,868) are sitting in the trash can. There's no "restore to previous location" type option, though. Help! Is there anything I can do? Is my only option to have iTunes re-import the entire lot? [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Nov 13, 2007 -
Escaping the Big Apple if disaster struck. Suppose you live a quiet life in the Upper West Side filled with mathematical homework and reading Metafilter. Suppose this life was interrupted with CATASTROPHE! How would you escape the city on foot?
posted by onalark
on Nov 19, 2005 -