Why we are fatally unprepared when crises strike

Oliver Letwin’s Apocalypse How? Explains why we fail to anticipate catastrophe

It’s midnight on 31 December 2037 and Bill Donoghue is sitting at his desk in the Bank of England, filling out online time sheets. Suddenly, the lights go out, his phone loses signal and the internet connection drops. He soon learns that Britain has been plunged into a digital blackout and is on the brink of an unprecedented crisis.

Switching between nonfiction analysis and speculative fiction in alternate chapters, Oliver Letwin’s new book, Apocalypse How?, charts the impact...
source: New Statesman

2020-03-25 22:02
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