I try to write about all the technologies that are knocking on our door as first responders and emergency managers. If that is a topic that interests you, and you are in Western Washington, consider attending this event, Disruptive Trends in Public Safety Technology Symposium, which is being held on May 23.
The agenda is posted at the link above along with a link to register. The good news is that this is a no-cost event for attendees, so the price should not be an obstacle, and food is being provided as part of the day.
I don't know if it is possible to get ahead of the technology curve, but knowing where the tech train is today and where it is headed will be very helpful.