The Lifecycle of a Revolution

by Jennifer Granick Sept. 17, 2017 via www.blackhat.com submitted by belen_caty

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is being used to weld the hood of cars shut to keep engine software safe from mechanics. Will we still have the Freedom to Tinker even in the oldest of technologies? What does it mean that the U.S. is a big player in the zero-day market even as international agreements seek to regulate exploit code and surveillance tools? Will we see liability for insecure software and what does that mean for open source? With advances in artificial intelligence that will decide who gets run over, who gets a loan, who gets a job, how far off can legal liability regimes for robots, drones, and even algorythms be? Is the global Internet headed for history's dustbin, and what does a balkanized network mean for security, for civil rights? In this talk, Granick will look forward at the forces that are shaping and will determine the next 20 years in the lifecycle of the revolutionary communications technology that we've had such high hopes for.

https://www.blackhat.com/us-15/briefings.html#the-lifecycle-of-a-revolution

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Steven Ulm 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Reading your article made me think about it quite seriously... is it all part of the evolution or is it all just a big fluke that finally will prove to be wrong? I guess we will find that out sooner or later...

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