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- Listening Length: 20 hours and 9 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: February 24, 2015
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00SU1AUAG
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Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It Audiobook – Unabridged
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Even if you dropped off the grid this second, closing your Google gmail account, your Facebook account, your online banking account, it wouldn't make a difference, since their information can be stored indefinitely. You will live in cyber space for generations to come. I recently had occasion to look for work, and many companies required me to check their website rather than approach them in person. When I found a position, the application was online. My new job requires an email address. If I go into a bricks and mortar store, my credit card history is stored in their computers. When I go to the doctor, the whole clinic has an electronic platform with my medical history. There is no escape.
Is it convenient for people to shop, access medical and financial records, search the Internet, play games, watch movies, and chat with friends online? Absolutely. Our lives are much easier because of technology. But the law of unintended consequences applies, and what is easier for us is easier for thieves. They can topple governments and corporations and the little guy alike.
This is an interesting book, but unfortunately it is also extremely depressing and frightening. The way the author sets it up heightens the pessimism, since he goes on for hundreds of pages of examples of the ways we are at risk. There is a very small section at the end with a few suggestions for change. I would have given it three stars because of the unrelieved gloom, except that the subject matter is timely and every intelligent adult should be aware of the ramifications of modern life and technology, like it or not.
Marc's book make a brillant case from the begining that from TOS agreements, to GPS vulnerabilities, through the coming of IoT, and finally AI/Robots, the wide gulf of what people think they know versus what really is taking place. Not sure how the world going to turn out, but I gurantee that my web presence is going to be decreased dramtically and based on the real risk choices being made in my home.
Thank you Marc for waking up one reader who thought he knew what was taking place!!
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