Archive for the ‘TED’ Category
Banks, car makers, door lock makers, virtually any product that uses technology at it’s core is an unrestricted playground for what the uninformed (I’m looking at you Fox viewers) usually refer to as hackers.
The problem is that pretty much every single one of these products are unbelievably insecure, regardless of what the bank, hotel or website tells you.
Thanks to the US government allowing their surveillance apparatus to continue to use zero day exploits, and software bugs, especially encryption technology to spy on it’s own citizens rather than actually tracking and catching terrorists.
Hackers like this man are NOT the problem. Governments who continue to use gaping security holes in technology or worse planted trojans (Stuxnet) as offensive weapons instead of hardening our technology and increasing our defensive capabilities against such attacks.
In short, hackers like this gentleman are the kinds of people we need to save and protect or cities, countries and planet. No the spooks from the NSA or any other government based security apparatus.
Bruce Schneier gives us a look into two futures for the Internet. Both are equally scary and will be difficult to achieve and/or avoid depending on your perspective.
Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that’s equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful.
… On a scale NEVER before seen in ALL of Human History.
What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project — and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat.
For almost twenty years, Garth’s photography of threatened wilderness regions, devastation, and the impacts on indigenous peoples, has appeared in the world’s leading publications. His recent images from the boreal region of Canada have helped lead to significant victories and large new protected areas in the Northwest Territories, Quebec, and Ontario. Garth’s major touring exhibit on the Tar Sands premiered on Los Angeles in 2011 and recently appeared in New York. Garth is a Fellow of the International League Of Conservation Photographers
Filmed at TEDxVictoria on November 19 2011
TED: Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don’t look for it on your ballot — or in the stock exchange. It’ll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. Our kids are going to be … different.