Books that inspire us: 'The crimes of the future' by Marc Goodman

Deactivating the brakes of a car from kilometers away, electrocuting a carrier of an artificial heart, manufacturing AK-47 with a 3D printer or transporting drugs through drones are some of the new crimes that we are already beginning to face due to the exponential growth of technology that we are attending.

Because, although technology tends to produce more benefits than harms, it is also true that all new technology carries not a few unprecedented risks. To get fined over them, Marc Goodman (advisor on cyber terrorism, cybercrime and online security to organizations such as the United Nations, NATO and the United States government) has written this voluminous book entitled The crimes of the future.

Exponential crimes

Whether or not we agree with all the grudging approaches of Goodman, the book is an extraordinarily well endorsed compendium by bibliography, in addition to a large collection of curiosities that are born outside the walls of technology that often go unnoticed in the media and even in technology trials without further ado. For this reason alone, the book deserves its reading.

The opportunity to own all your mobile data was the reason that prompted Google to create its operating system for Android mobile phones and deliver it for free to both developers and users. … Google wasted no time in filling out a patent application under the heading "advertising based on environmental conditions". Now Google can detect if you are in a location where it is hot and, depending on that, present you with an air conditioning or ice cream ad.

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-On the Internet, the crime is exponential, not linear.