World Without Secrets: Business, Crime, and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing
Rapid technological innovation is moving us towards a world of ubiquitous computing-a world in which we are surrounded by smart machines that are always on, always aware, and always monitoring us. These developments will create a world virtually without secrets in which information is widely available and analyzable worldwide. This environment will certainly affect business, government, and the individual alike, dramatically affecting the way organizations and individuals interact. This book explores the implications of the coming world and suggests and explores policy options that can protect individuals and organizations from exploitation and safeguard the implicit contract between employees, businesses, and society itself. World Without Secrets casts an unflinching eye on a future we may not necessarily desire, but will experience.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WE START.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NEXT 10 YEARS.
Why Won't They Leave Me Alone?
Streets Without Secrets.
Homes Without Secrets.
Cars Without Secrets.
The N Party System: The Era of the Network Army.
Software Without Secrets.
The Rise of the Mentat.
Distracted Consumers, Mentats, and Timothy McVeigh.
In the Exception Economy, Be Exceptional.
Art Without Secrets.
Crime Without Secrets.
War Without Secrets.
Digital Pearl Harbor.
The Last Secrets.
World Without Secrets: Business, Crime and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Richard Hunter delivers a first-rate explanation of the impact of technology on the public, government, business and communities. Hunter, who is vice president and director of security research for GartnerG2, a division of the world's largest technology research firm, writes expertly and urgently about the panoply of internet-related problems each of these diverse groups will face in the years ahead. "There's way too much information-about everything-out there now, and it's going to get a lot worse," Hunter argues. Because technologies arrive at different times, their impacts are cumulative. We don't see the true effects of a technology's use until long after that technology has invaded our everyday world. Looking forward, Hunter describes a world in which loss of privacy, technological terrorism and the heist of artistic rights are a foregone conclusion. This is an important book which sheds thought-provoking light on the slippery slope we are descending when it comes to Internet technology. (BookPage, August 2002)
"...I would however definitely recommend this book as it certainly is an interesting, if not a little chilling, read..." (M2 Best Books, 5 September 2002)
"...an excellent introduction to contemporary attitudes towards and policies of surveillance..." (Free Pint, 31 October 2002)
"...written with a mixture of eloquence and frivolity that makes the book hard to put down...it is carefully crafted from numerous interviews with people...to create a well-rounded and multi-faced story..." (The Times Higher Educational Supplement, 15 November 2002)