BBC Stories - The Disruptors
For the past 20 years I've been on the internet sounding the warning. Nearly everybody during that time has had a laugh at me or suggested I was insane. Over the years, the rest of the Bell Curve has been catching up with me, one day at a time. Turns out I was the springbok who was an early bounder - wired to react to two little ears in the grass several kilometers away that nobody else could even see on the savanna.
Nobody likes an I told you so. I did tell you so, though.
For the entire 20 years people have been laughing at my notion of a universal survival manager system that would also be an all-in-one realtime SCADA controller and monitor plus even geolocation and tracking of an entire team of people. Only recently, some people have begun to realize that's actually a really good idea ... assuming anybody anywhere was bright enough to create something like that and have it fit on a floppy. Only recently, some people have started to ponder exactly what might be required of something like that and some of the elements of its architecture. All old news to me. I figured out the requirements in 1997 when I first started on a version of it in Java designed to run on the DOS machine. They have not changed much since then, just undergone much revision. Never stopped refining it, sometimes working on it for months at a time several hours a day trying to get it perfect.
Soon. Just got to get a few things out of the way.