‘A Paper prepared for the International Telecommunication Union’s Workshop on Ubiquitous Network Societies in 2005 acknowledged that we were facing a future where “tiny devices the size of a grain of sand might give the wind a pair of eyes, or fingerprint-activated doorknobs may recognize owners by a simple touch”.
‘Now global surveillance of citizens is announced with pride and accepted without question. This is the age of the ‘Internet of things’ – everything is to be woven into the Web. Companies like IBM are busily creating ‘smartworld’ where the Internet becomes the system of systems, linking all devices, people, and even nature.
‘Everything we buy from the shops, even our food, will one day incorporate smart tags. This practice is on the increase, facilitating what is known in the industry as ‘asset tracking’, and is being taken up more and more to enable tracking and tracing of documents, equipment, pharmaceuticals, warehouse stock, etc…’ read more
Education After the Collapse
A Journey Back: Free eBook
‘Please do not think this eBook is just for families. The first section, alone, describing a fictional community after the collapse is worthy of a download (which is 100% free by the way). I read that and was immediately taken in to the future – a future that may never happen but is still within the realm of probability.
‘But even more important, if you care about our world and you care about society, you will want to read the rest of Education After the Collapse. And after reading it? You just might – like me – want to stock up on some textbooks, paper, writing materials and flash cards so that you will have them for the children of the unprepared – if and when the time comes…’ read more
Filtering The Social Web: Webicina
Why is curation in social media important?
‘Webicina.com is the world’s first and only free service that provides curated medical social media resources in over 80 medical topics in over 17 languages. Our mission is to let empowered patients and medical professionals access the most relevant social media content in their own languages on a customizable, easy-to-use platform for FREE…’ Webicina
How Playing Games Can Make Computers More Secure
‘…Yet as the number of passwords multiplies, the security technique become less effective because they strain the user’s ability to remember them all, particularly if managing a plethora of passwords requires a user to request password resets to replace those that have been forgotten. Hackers have come to rely on password-reset features to hijack people’s e-mail and other online services, locking those users out of their own accounts in the process. Scientific American described this process—which was at the heart of the recent cyber attack against Wired journalist Mat Honan—in a 2008 article written by computer security consultant Herbert Thompson…’ read more