How resilient is Australia?

500px-Flag_of_Australia.svgReading this book at the moment – Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects by Dmitry Orlov. It is very interesting to consider how Australia would manage.

Orlov considers America and its current situation in the light of a possible economic and social upheaval. He compares the American situation against Russia performed during its collapse after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Orlov brings a fresh view of the US and his ideas (which I hope are all totally wrong) are food for thought.

The big question for me is how different or similar is Australia to the US in this context? What are the factors that give us resilience? What kinds of things can be do to build up our resilience in the face of upheaval?

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.