Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It, Marc Goodman
  • List: $25.00  |  Sale: $17.50
    Club: $12.50
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It

Best Seller

Author: Marc Goodman

Narrator: Robertson Dean, Marc Goodman

Unabridged: 20 hr 9 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 02/24/2015

Genre: Technology & Engineering - Social Aspects

Synopsis

NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2015


One of the world’s leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes readers deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you—and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined. 

Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flip side: our technology can be turned against us. Hackers can activate baby monitors to spy on families, thieves are analyzing social media posts to plot home invasions, and stalkers are exploiting the GPS on smart phones to track their victims’ every move. We all know today’s criminals can steal identities, drain online bank accounts, and wipe out computer servers, but that’s just the beginning. To date, no computer has been created that could not be hacked—a sobering fact given our radical dependence on these machines for everything from our nation’s power grid to air traffic control to financial services. 
     Yet, as ubiquitous as technology seems today, just over the horizon is a tidal wave of scientific progress that will leave our heads spinning. If today’s Internet is the size of a golf ball, tomorrow’s will be the size of the sun. Welcome to the Internet of Things, a living, breathing, global information grid where every physical object will be online. But with greater connections come greater risks. Implantable medical devices such as pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt of electricity and a car’s brakes can be disabled at high speed from miles away. Meanwhile, 3-D printers can produce AK-47s, bioterrorists can download the recipe for Spanish flu, and cartels are using fleets of drones to ferry drugs across borders.
     With explosive insights based upon a career in law enforcement and counterterrorism, Marc Goodman takes readers on a vivid journey through the darkest recesses of the Internet. Reading like science fiction, but based in science fact, Future Crimes explores how bad actors are primed to hijack the technologies of tomorrow, including robotics, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. These fields hold the power to create a world of unprecedented abundance and prosperity. But the technological bedrock upon which we are building our common future is deeply unstable and, like a house of cards, can come crashing down at any moment.
     Future Crimes provides a mind-blowing glimpse into the dark side of technological innovation and the unintended consequences of our connected world. Goodman offers a way out with clear steps we must take to survive the progress unfolding before us. Provocative, thrilling, and ultimately empowering, Future Crimes will serve as an urgent call to action that shows how we can take back control over our own devices and harness technology’s tremendous power for the betterment of humanity—before it’s too late.


From the Hardcover edition.

Recommended

A Deadly Wandering A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention, Matt Richtel
A Deadly Wandering
by Matt Richtel

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Fred Berman
Published: 09/23/2014

Don't Knock the Hustle Young Creatives, Tech Ingenuity, and the Making of a New Innovation Economy, S. Craig Watkins
Don't Knock the Hustle
by S. Craig Watkins

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: JD Jackson
Published: 05/07/2019

Elon Musk Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ashlee Vance
Elon Musk
by Ashlee Vance

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Published: 05/19/2015

Pale Blue Dot A Vision of the Human Future in Space, Carl Sagan
Pale Blue Dot
by Carl Sagan

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Carl Sagan
Published: 05/30/2017

Blockchain Revolution How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World, Don Tapscott
Blockchain Revolution
by Don Tapscott

List: $14.99

Sale: $10.50

Club: $7.49

Narrator: Jeff Cummings
Published: 05/10/2016

Augmented Life in The Smart Lane, Brett King
Augmented
by Brett King

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Steven Jay Cohen
Published: 08/15/2017

Coders The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World, Clive Thompson
Coders
by Clive Thompson

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Rene Ruiz
Published: 03/26/2019

Your Happiness Was Hacked Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain--and How to Fight Back, Vivek Wadhwa
Your Happiness Was Hacked
by Vivek Wadhwa

List: $24.95

Sale: $17.47

Club: $12.47

Narrator: Alex Salkever
Published: 06/26/2018
{"id":"798243","ean":"9780804193047","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It","subtitle":"Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It","author":"Marc Goodman","rating_average":"4.6","narrator":"Robertson Dean","ubr_id":"798243","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"25.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"16.25","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Robertson Dean","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 19 hr 50 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}