I was surprised to know the progress made on mobile health. I think the ability to predict when an individual will be stressed and counter it with the necessary treatment is a great step and I believe such a technology would be very helpful in detecting stress levels in individuals with mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
During the interview, Brendan said they're able to measure the tension in tectonic plates and determine the locations where earthquakes could occur but cannot predict the exact time at which it would occur. Although he said there isn't enough data, I was wondering since seismologists know much from the aftermath of earthquakes, if an earthquake was detected in area and it occurred sometime later, can the tension which was measured already and the magnitude of the earthquake be used make simulations and give estimates depending on the features of the earthquake to other earthquakes which have been detected? He answered this question later by saying they don't have robust computational tools to simulate thousands and thousands of earthquakes so I was curious to know if any progress has been made toward these technologies. I did some search but couldn't find anything on this topic. Rather, I found how we can prepare for earthquakes and this article talks about three major strategies namely, Pendulums for Skyscrapers, Shock Absorbers and Seismic Invisibility Cloaks. My question to Brendan is since he mentioned that a lot of people are living in earthquake prone areas, what are the measures being taken and do those measures contain any of the strategies mentioned earlier?