technological disaster

A disaster attributed in part or entirely to human intent, error, negligence, or involving a failure of a man-made system, resulting in significant injuries or deaths
Examples 9/11, Columbine High School massacre, Exxon Valdez, NASA’s Challenger, Columbia, Chernobyl

technological disaster

Man-made disaster, see there.
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The Treasury in 2016 identified technological disaster in the M-Pesa-dominated mobile money sector as a potential fiscal risk for Kenya, saying a blackout on the platform could cost the government "substantial" losses in corporate tax revenue.The worst case scenario has played out month after Safaricom was hit by an outage estimated to have cost the economy billions of shillings.
"This is important so that we can look at this as cascading of events be it a natural disaster or a technological disaster, that could be caused by a security issue.
It all comes down to the fact that in the very near future technological disaster can threaten Europe not just in theory but this time in practice.
Trauma and Mental Health in the Wake of a Technological Disaster: The Ghislenghien Gas Explosion
Overall, Mallery's compendium is a well-considered, practical, and manageable resource for the information professionals involved, or for those who should be involved, in developing or refining their organization's plans for technological disaster. That is all of us.
Imagine, if you will, a global technological disaster which wipes out all of life's modern essentials - smartphone, internet, even good old telly.
To overcome these obstacles, the Charter on Cooperation to Achieve the Coordinated Use of Space Facilities in the Event of Natural or Technological Disaster (2) has emerged as an international effort, which brings together public and private actors from relevant sectors to provide rapid and effective technical assistance to any state or community immediately affected by large-scale disasters.
Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of a far-future Earth struggling to reinvent itself after a technological disaster, "Homefront is an uncompromising adventure story set in the Transgenic Wars about what it truly means to be human.
Like Pope Francis who's a "technological disaster" and Bill Gates who says he doesn't need 10,000 friends and Jaime Zobel whose cp looks very much like mine, I'm happy with my cheap, primitive gadget 'cause I won't be tapping on it to declare or wage war anytime soon.
The opening salvo was an un-interactive technological disaster. But at least affable Al's got a catchphrase now: "There's a problem with our app!"
In another study, (Farooq and Shahjehan 2011) explained that 91 human settlements and commercial areas in 14 major districts of Punjab have potential to be affected by Technological Disaster and there exist no administrative infrastructure to cater this technological disaster.
Had it hit Earth, the July 2012 event likely would have created a technological disaster by short-circuiting satellites, power grids, ground communication equipment and even threatening the health of astronauts and aircraft crews, he said.

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