le 15 mai 2013
*A full executive summary of this book will be available at newbooksinbrief dot com, on or before Tuesday, May 21.
Many of us living in the developed world have come to rely very heavily on digital technology (including the internet and our mobile/smart devices) in both our personal and professional lives—indeed, for many of us, our relationship with our various screens is nothing short of addiction. And we are not the only ones who are increasingly becoming connected. We are also beginning to hook up our various man-made systems (such as our infrastructural systems and financial systems) to the internet as well. Given how radically digital technology has transformed our lives, it is easy to forget just how recently this trend has come upon us; for, indeed, all of this change has occurred entirely in the past 15 to 20 years. This is significant because it reminds us that the age of connectivity is but in its infancy, and that most of the changes are yet to come.
This is true for us here in the developed world, but is even more so the case for those living in the developing world, where almost 5 billion people are expected to go from no connectivity to full connectivity within the next 20 years. While it may well be the case that the overall impact of the connectivity revolution will be enormously beneficial, we would be fool to think that the impact will be none but positive. With forces such as criminals, rebel groups, terrorists and rogue states prepared to take advantage of the new technology, the connectivity revolution poses some very serious challenges as well. Google executive Eric Schmidt and U.S. policy and media expert Jared Cohen are particularly well-placed to assess how all of the upcoming changes will play out, and in their new book The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business the two let us in on their ruminations and prognostications.
Beginning closer to home, the authors chart how the new digital age stands to increase our efficiency and offer new opportunities for both business and leisure. To begin with, the two argue that most of our day to day routines and workload will be streamlined by way of being hooked up to the internet and aided by various artificial intelligence machines. Over and above this, consider some of the extravagant possibilities: imagine attending a 9 a.m. teleconference with business associates from around the world in a 3D virtual space, where each individual’s comments are translated into your native language near perfectly, and near instantaneously. In the evening you enter a different 3D virtual space that captures a sporting event in real-time. After that you enjoy a holographic recreation of your wedding with your spouse.
As much as we will come to rely on the internet and other smart technologies, there is a significant drawback to all of this high-technology, and that is that more and more of our personal information will be captured and stored than ever. Much of this information will be available for anyone who is interested to see (friend and foe alike), and even more of it will be accessible with a bit of underhanded effort.
On the side of government, its operations, like our own, will be streamlined by way of being brought online—including in the realm of physical infrastructure (i.e. water, sanitation and power). In addition, the data streams captured from our own activity and that of our systems will grant us new insights into our behavior that can be put to good use by governments and businesses alike. On the negative side, all of this information in the hands of government (and potentially in the hands of savvy criminals, terrorists and enemy states) poses significant privacy and security issues (both authors foresee cyber-crime, cyber-terrorism, and cyber-war being significant issues in the future). Rest assured that a very robust cyber-security industry will emerge, and that the conflict between privacy and security will continue to play out in a very prominent way.
As digital technology continues to spread to the poorest parts of the world, new economic opportunities will spread in its wake that will help pull these parts of the world out of poverty—and also aid in the push towards more democracy. However, criminal and extremist groups operating there will also increasingly be given access to the new technology, and it stands to help both in their enterprises. On the bright side, digital technology will also make it easier to track down and uncover illegal syndicates and bring them to justice.
Though the book does explore domestic matters, it is mostly focused on how the digital age will impact international relations and conflicts. The only faults I see in the book are that it occasionally indulges in speculation that borders on fear-mongering, and there are several cases wherein the authors do not explore their reasons for believing why a particular trend will emerge (instead favoring bald and sweeping statements). All in all the two authors have a very unique and privileged vantage point from which to view things, and it is very interesting to look in on their thoughts. A full executive summary of the book will be available at newbooksinbrief dot com, on or before Tuesday, May 21; a podcast discussion of the book will be available shortly thereafter.
le 28 janvier 2016
they are truling insane!
a must read to really see what science and technology with no ethics whatsoever is preparing!
a lot of mistaken and purposefully omitted truth...truly insane...
good to see what you don't see and what they see! the predictive future they want you to live!
they talking empowerment when you need to read slavery...
they talking about creativity when there is none! blant copy and paste!
CHAPTER 1 Our Future Selves
CHAPTER 2 The Future of Identity, Citizenship and Reporting
CHAPTER 3 The Future of States
CHAPTER 4 The Future of Revolution
CHAPTER 5 The Future of Terrorism
CHAPTER 6 The Future oF Conflict, Combat and Intervention
CHAPTER 7 The Future of Reconstruction
why would Google write a bout about Identity, State, Terrorism and Conflict, hence War...why is it that the people recommending the books are henri kissinger (pure evil man), bill clinton...ex-CIA director....Tony Blair! (a war criminal, people are trying to put him through the Hague Justice system!)
they promote Genetic medecine, that if they understood anything to health, they would understand it will never work...only f&*k up things more to the best!
i would point to unconditionned your mind with Freemanfly TV! Ivan Illich and many other good authors...there is not only conspiracy theory but more mainstream scholars like Chomsky that write about that! read Howard Zinn
They'll milk us for data even after our death!
they talk about encryption for protection in the future, it is possible now but where is it! lol! man! they are just a joke! for gullible people!
"The Data Revolution
The data revolution will bring untold benefits to the citizens of the future. They will
have unprecedented insight into how other people think, behave and adhere to norms or
deviate from them, both at home and in every society in the world."
"Video cameras installed in police cars will help keep the police honest, if the
camera phones carried by citizens don't already. In fact, technology will empower
people to police the police in a plethora of creative ways never before possible,
including through real-time monitoring systems allowing citizens to publicly rate every
police officer in their hometown. Commerce, education, health care and the justice
system will all become more efficient, transparent and inclusive as major institutions
opt in to the digital age."
"Governments, too, will find it more difficult to maneuver as their citizens become
more connected. Destroying documents, kidnapping, demolishing monuments'
restrictive and repressive actions like these will lose much of their functional and
symbolic power in the new digital age. Those documents would be recoverable, having
been stored in the cloud, and the pressure that an active and globalized Internet
community can produce when rallied against injustice will make governments think
twice before snatching anyone or detaining him indefinitely. A Taliban-like government
would still be able to destroy monuments like the Bamiyan Buddhas, but in the future
those monuments will have been scanned with sophisticated technology that preserves
every nook and cranny in virtual memory, allowing them to be rebuilt later by men or
3-D printers, or even projected as a hologram. Perhaps the UNESCO World Heritage
Centre will add these practices to its restoration efforts. The structure of Syria's oldest
synagogue, for example, currently in a museum in Damascus, could be projected as a
hologram or reconstructed using 3-D printing at its original site in Dura-Europos. What's
true now in most developed countries'the presence of an active civil society keen to
fact-check and investigate its government'will be true almost everywhere, aided
significantly by the prevalence of cheap and powerful handsets. And on a more basic
level, citizens anywhere will be able to compare themselves and their way of life with
the rest of the world. Practices widely considered barbaric or backward will seem even
more so when seen in that context."
They talk about Secrecy...when they are one of the most secret lab!
man this book drives me nuts!
it's free to download at bookzz
do you know they've hired the grandson of Edward Bernays, the founder of Public Relation and man that sold cigarettes to women, doctors and so on, the nephew of Freud...watch the century of the self by the BBC and read Bernays's book
"Privacy Revisited'Different Implications for Different Citizens
Security and privacy are a shared responsibility between companies, users and the
institutions around us. Companies like Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook are
expected to safeguard data, prevent their systems from being hacked into and provide
the most effective tools for users to maximize control of their privacy and security. But it
is up to users to leverage these tools. Each day you choose not to utilize them you will
experience some loss of privacy and security as the data keeps piling up. And you
cannot assume there is a simple delete button. The option to 'delete' data is largely an
illusion'lost files, deleted e-mails and erased text messages can be recovered with
minimal effort. Data is rarely erased on computers; operating systems tend to remove
only a file's listing from the internal directory, keeping the file's contents in place until
the space is needed for other things. (And even after a file has been overwritten, it's still
occasionally possible to recover parts of the original content due to the magnetic
properties of disc storage. This problem is known as 'data remanence' by computer
experts.) Cloud computing only reinforces the permanence of i..."
"This will be the first generation of humans to have an indelible record. Colleagues of
Richard Nixon may have been able to erase those eighteen and a half minutes of a tape
recording regarding the Watergate break-in and cover up, but today's American
president faces a permanent record of every e-mail sent from his BlackBerry, accessible
to the public under the Presidential Records Act."
False and they can re-write and edit and change every single digital book as we speak...even re-write according to your own beliefs and needs or theirs...
i flicked through it as it was to painful to read!
"Once one regime builds its surveillance state, it will share what it learned with others.
We know that autocratic governments share information, governance strategies and
military hardware, and it's only logical that the configuration that one state designs will
(if it works) proliferate among its allies and assorted others. Companies that sell datamining
software, surveillance cameras and other products will flaunt their work with
governments to attract new business.
The most important form of data to collect for an autocrat isn't Facebook posts or
Twitter comments'it's biometric information. 'Biometric' refers to information that
can be used to uniquely identify individuals through their physical and biological
attributes. Fingerprinting, photographs and DNA testing are all familiar biometric data
types today. Indeed, the next time you visit Singapore, you might be surprised to find
that airport security requires both a filled-out customs form and a scan of your voice. In
the future, voice-recognition and facial-recognition software will largely surpass all of
these earlier forms in accuracy and use.
The facial-recognition systems of today"
"No Hidden People Allowed
As terrorists develop new methods, counterterrorism strategists will adapt accordingly.
Imprisonment may not be enough to contain a terror network. Governments may
determine, for example, that it is too risky to have citizens 'off the grid,' detached from
the technological ecosystem. To be sure, in the future, as now, there will be people who
resist adopting and using technology, people who want nothing to do with virtual
profiles, online data systems or smart phones. Yet a government might suspect that
people who opt out completely have something to hide and thus are more likely to
break laws, and as a counterterrorism measure, that government will build the kind of
'hidden people' registry we described earlier. If you don't have any registered socialnetworking
profiles or mobile subscriptions, and on-line references to you are unusually
hard to find, you might be considered a candidate for such a registry. You might also be
subjected to a strict set of new regulations that includes rigorous airport screening or
even travel restrictions."
As we look into the future'its promises and its challenges'we are facing a brave new
world, the most fast-paced and exciting period in human history. We'll experience more
change at a quicker rate than any previous generation, and this change, driven in part
by the devices in our own hands, will be more personal and participatory than we can
go read A Brave New World and 1984
aller lire le site de pieces et main d'oeuvre, regarder le documentaire sur Google books, Netwars d'Arte, qui cherche a controler internet, TPB AFK, transhumanisme, un monde sans humain, une contre-histoire de l'internet, comission sur la dictature electronique de president de la CNIL, inscrivez-vous a la Quadrature du net, matter la conf sur Neuro-esclaves de Marco de la Luna, etc...
utiliser Framasoft...matter la serie Mr Robot ;)
une liste de deconditionnement: