The recent movie Déjà vu (Touchstone Pictures) presents an interesting prospect:
Using the knowledge of a disaster to prevent a disaster.
Without giving away the best parts of the movie, suffice it to say that in Déjà vu the conundrum is how can you stop a disaster before it happens with information only available after the disaster happens. But what if movie magic were actually possible to help communities and businesses prevent disasters both physical and financial?
As I watched Déjà vu, I realized that the sad reality is while we have the ability to use past disasters to help us better prepare for future challenges, most of us do not.