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03-14-15 : Marc Goodman Foresees 'Future Crimes'

Exponential Potential

In any consideration of recent technology, it helps to remember that we had working nuclear bombs before we had working nuclear reactors. As new layers of wonder blossom around us, we need to be aware that there may be less wondrous layers beneath our cultural radar. Wearable computers offer us the opportunity to keep tabs on our health and our loved ones. They create equally enticing access for criminals.

Marc Goodman understands the applications and misapplication of new technologies. But he also knows that the way to reach readers is with stories, not facts. You'll find plenty of facts in 'Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do,' but you'll generally find them in engagingly-told true stories of current computer crime.

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03-14-15: A 2015 Interview with Marc Goodman


"...every physical object around us is being transformed, one way or another, into an information technology..."
— Marc Goodman

Marc Goodman is every bit the straight shooter you'd expect from reading 'Future Crimes' and like the future he describes, he arrives early, in this case to KQED, where we it down for a one-hour conversation. Or so we think.
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