The loss of power and physical infrastructure during a large-scale man-made or natural disaster will, for obvious reasons, hamper recovery communications. Something else that must be taken into consideration is the spike in voice and information traffic prior to the predicted start time of a cataclysmic event. Hurricane Harvey is a good example.
There is little doubt that 3D printing is or will soon become a major disruptive technology. Futurists predict there will be a 3D printer in most homes and businesses, making everything from food to replacement parts. There is, however, cause for concern. Over the past several years numerous studies, including one by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), have tried to determine health risks associated with operating 3D printers. All studies agree on one thing: The potential for health risks is real.
Elon Musk believes nations' competition for artificial intelligence (AI) superiority may lead to World War III. And, he's not the only tech giant worrying about the dangers of AI. More than 100 leaders of AI companies, including Musk, have signed an open letter to the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, voicing their concern that companies building AI systems may convert the technology into autonomous weapons.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".