Throwing yourself off a perfectly serviceable boat Immerse yourself in an alien environment Your oxygen source is very finite Risk of the bends etc, etc Diving involves the following Diving involves the following : Diving the Perception & Risk
Mobile Telephones Media concern - micro wave exposure Sales gone down? Why? –Immediate benefit –No obvious & immediate detriment to you –High degree of personal control Long term…….?
Summary Public perception: –Consequences vs immediate benefit –Degree of control –Under estimate familiar risks –Over estimate unfamiliar ~ unpalatable risks Consideration in government decisions Business must take account of the public perspective
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