From the Washington Post: The line between what's real and what's not is thin and shifting, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has decided to explore both sides. Boldly going where few government bureaucracies have gone before, the agency is enlisting the expertise of science fiction writers. Read the rest here.
I (and a lot of other people) helped define some of the margins of and requirements for this, once upon a time. NATO Sponsors Critical Infrastructure Protection Technology Demonstration From 5-15 October, “BELCOAST 09” is marking the fifth anniversary of NATO’s Defence Against Terrorism Programme of Work (DAT PoW), demonstrating technologies that can improve the … Continue reading NATO & Critical Infrastructure Protection – Tech Demo
From Dragons to Smartphones, Jon Evans, Wired Blog How To Live Off the Grid, Nick Rosen, Wired UK Harness Maharishi Effect, Combat Cyber Attacks, Tim Stevens, Ubiwar Foul Play: The Risk of Antisocial Behavior in Online Gaming, Max Burns, Pixels and Policy Illuminating Dark Economies, Lee Billings, Seed Magazine Embrace Human Cloning, Greg Easterbrook, Wired … Continue reading Omnivore 22/09/09
Low-tech. Faster than broadband in South Africa, apparently: A company is to start using a carrier pigeon to transfer data between its offices - because bosses believe it will be quicker than broadband. IT experts at a firm in South Africa said it takes up to six hours to transfer four gigabytes of encrypted data … Continue reading Winston the Carrier Pigeon