This is a look at the “dark side” on how criminals are using technologies for crime and they learn how to use it. He talks about 3D printers, printing guns and bullets. I have not thought of that myself. The more connections we have the more vulnerabilities that can develop. We have heard some of this from the Black Hat/White Hat folks on how an insulin pump was hacked made by Medtronic. He starts out with the crime at the hotel in Mumbai and talks about how 10 terrorist brought the city down and they had a gun in one hand and were using their cell phone in the other hand.
When it comes to controlling the code, one thought here, Wall Street, and if you don’t that’s what we are seeing today, read up on some additional news items as the banks and some companies are way ahead of what we can regulate. I used to write code and there are criminals who code too. As a bit of humor to a degree he talks about how some have developed their own wireless networks while we can’t get a good cell connection in San Francisco.
With the DNA discussion he talks about viruses are engineered and make it easier for humans to catch a disease. Personalized cancer treatments are also the flip side of personalized bio weapons he states and policing doesn’t scale very well. DNA sequencing is pacing at 5 times the speed of Moore’s Law. This video will definitely make you think. BD
Back on the code side of things I have a series to where I have elaborated a bit on what I call “The Attack of the Killer Algorithms” to show how code, in every day life makes decisions that impact our lives every day, some of it in the life or death areas, the algorithms, and where we still need humans to step in. There are people using it for good and those who are not very good so again, this video gives you something to think about for sure.
Attack of the Killer Algorithms–Digest & Links for 35 Chapters–on How Math and Crafty Formulas Today Running on Servers 24/7 Make Life Impacting Decisions About You–Updated 6-24-2012
Again I have talked a lot about how banks and companies are so far ahead of the average consumer, and self included here, that if we do not have the same available resources and then comes vulnerability with all the interconnections we have.
The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous. Marc Goodman paints a portrait of a grave future, in which technology's rapid development could allow crime to take a turn for the worse.
Marc Goodman works to prevent future crimes and acts of terrorism, even those security threats not yet invented.
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