In this week’s show I had the pleasure of talking to Dan from the new website Future Danger.com, a web tool as he calls it. I learned a lot about what makes his website stand out from the rest, and why it really is a “web tool”
I talked about how I have a few websites that I go to on a daily basis such as Prepper Website, the Drudge Report, Survival Pulse and now Future Danger. With so much information online, checking these websites while I’m drinking my morning coffee has literally replaced the morning paper.
In this week’s show you will learn what makes this website a tool to filter out the fluff, and only provide information that is relevant to our daily lives and preparedness. It is not a “preparedness” website so to speak, and it won’t tell you how to prepare, but it will tell you why.
Most of the topics on the website cover the exact reasons we prepare in the first place. From economics and natural disasters, to losing out liberty’s and attacks on the constitution, keeping up to date on this information is vital to our preparedness.
SPP153 Interview with Dan of Future Danger
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Here are a few of the topics we discussed in the show, but to get a full understanding of the website you will definitely want to listen.
What does this webtool do?
FutureDanger is a “newsradar” of handpicked news stories. We don’t just “aggregate” news – we curate it in real-time. Real people on our staff do the dirty work of categorizing, ordering and separating stories so they make sense.
We put news into context. The purpose is to provide advanced crisis warning for prepared Americans to make final provisions and informed decision-making concerning strategic relocation in the event of a disaster.
What problem does FutureDanger solve?
People prepared to survive live with dilemmas. For most Americans, one dilemma is this: their livelihoods depend on living in highly populated areas. In the event of a significant crisis, retreating from urban centers is highly advisable. These urban and suburban preppers intend to evacuate as early as possible, but no sooner than necessary. Before FutureDanger, these folks needed to maintain vigilance of multiple news sources so they could to move on short notice to less populated areas. This constant monitoring is hard.
The second dilemma is the ever-increasing amount of online news. It can sometimes be a torrential downpour of information. For unprepared people, it seems not to matter. Our community, however, cannot afford to be overwhelmed by redundant news.
They cannot be distracted by useless news.
They do not want to over-react when the media hypes, nor under-react when the media downplays or ignores real threats emerging. And they absolutely cannot miss critical signals that should put their personal survival plans into motion.
FutureDanger is a solution. It allows, for the first time on the internet, actionable survival decision-making. We filter and consolidate fragmented signals and warnings onto one web location. We communicate the big picture of immediate major trends.
FutureDanger is an open source analysis tool, like the ones used by the Pentagon and Intelligence Community. Privately developed intelligence assessments can cost thousands of dollars and are accessible only to large corporations and elite customers. If these actors can keep their interests protected, it is time American citizens have a warning system available to them as well.
What is this website doing differently?
Instead of website visitors, FutureDanger has website users. The homepage is a tool. It is called the Heatmap Dashboard. It is designed to save users an immense amount of time each day. People serious about being prepared do not have time to scan each and every news story from all the sites that cover threats. The Heatmap Dashboard brings the news to one location, in a Single Operating Picture.
What is the Indicator System and how does it work?
Indicators are common sense warning signs. Most Americans would agree that if only a few of these Indicators were to happen, life as we all know it would change for the worse. The Indicator System is a set of nearly 500 of these signs. These are the kind of conditions that drive people to prepare for survival. Although none of us wants them to happen, and everyone can argue about how likely they are to happen, every one of them could happen.
Breaking news stories are linked to Indicators. They are the evidence an Indicator is “heating up”. When collected in one location, our Indicators become a system for threat surveillance. Pieces of these signals and warnings can be found on a handful of other survival websites, but they frequently are not updated and never fully organized. No other website is doing this. We found a gap that none have chosen to fill.
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