Technology is a great thing but it’s rather neutral in the balance between good and evil. Technology can be used for good or bad. The law typically has to react to the advent of new technology being used for nefarious means. Law enforcement doesn’t always have the latest and greatest technology as criminals connect around the world to affect not only one person but millions of people.
Watch this TED talk from Marc Goodman, founder of the Future Crimes Institute, and his take on some technology-driven crimes and the future headed our way. The video is embedded after the jump.
Marc Goodman is a global thinker, writer and consultant focused on the profound change technology is having on security, business and international affairs. Over the past 20 years, he has built his expertise in combating cyber crime and terrorism working with organizations such as INTERPOL, the United Nations, NATO and the US Government. Marc frequently consults with global policy makers, security executives and industry leaders on technology-related security threats and has operated in nearly seventy countries around the world.
Marc founded the Future Crimes Institute and serves as the Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University, a NASA, Autodesk, and Google sponsored venture dedicated to using advanced science and technology to address humanity’s grand challenges. Marc’s current areas of research include the security implications of exponential technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, the social data revolution, synthetic biology, virtual worlds, genomics, ubiquitous computing and location-based services.