Monday, April 07, 2014

Can decision makers think clearly?

I often wonder whether decision makers are able to think more clearly and get out of their narrow mindset.

Following the disappearance of MH 370, there is considerate debate about the need to send live data from the plane, so that it is possible to know what had happened to the plane, if the black box could not located.

The objection is that it is extremely costly to send ALL THE LIVE DATA that is being recorded.

Hold on. Why do we need to send ALL THE LIVE DATA? We only need to send the data to identify the location of the plane. The other data can continue to be kept in the black box.

We don't even need to know the altitude, speed, direction and other data. We only need to know the GPS location. PERIOD.

If the plane disappears, we can get the location immediately and send the "search and rescue" party to save the survivors and to retrieve the black box WITH ALL THE GIGABITS OF DATA. These data don't need to be sent LIVE.

If the decision makers are able to understand this concept, there is no need to agonize for one month to find out where MH 370 disappeared to.


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