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    Posted July 28, 2014 by
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    Consider online games to develop better ways to fight future wildfires

     

    This I-Report may be a creative way to fight future wildfires. It may also apply to many other disasters as well. Online games can make a better world and create a better disaster recovery system.
    Let us take wildfires for example. We need to detect then put out wildfires as soon as they begin. This link below has current technology to detect wildfires.
    http://opticalengineering.spiedigitallibrary.org/article.aspx?articleid=1183271
    Could they install more cell phone towers with this technology on top of them? Can there be a better system? They would allow our youth, who are the most creative, to play an online game to develop the best wildfire detection system. Then FEMA could use several heavy lifting drones to spread fire retardants on these fires as soon as they are detected.
    Another online game could be that of developing robots to fight wildfires, as well. These robots could cut down trees and spray fire retardant chemicals at smart areas around wildfires. Perhaps the winning formula could be duplicated to use on real future wildfires. The one who develops and scores the highest on this online game will earn letters of recommendations and scholarships to be applied to a college of his or hers choice. The list does not stop there for how online games can solve the many challenges facing FEMA.
    So in summary, please consider allowing our youth develop then play new online games to solve our many challenges facing FEMA, including fighting future wildfires. It may be a smart thing to do.

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