Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World (Paperback)

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This in the digital Screen We Trust attitude with anything digital may be your great downfall. Simply, because you/we have no idea what's going on behind it. Goodman addresses many issues concerning digital technology and its sometimes extra-legal uses. No doubt there are benefits to using digital this and digital that (Internet of Things) but like everything there is this other side that if you're not careful (over confident, cocky and/or ignorant) will reap much havoc in your life. And, when you invite them in (C'mon down!) Goodman will astound you with the damage that can be done and in many cases irreversible. Strongly Recommended!

— From Current Books we are Reading

The Art of Invisibility by Kevin Mitnick and Future Crimes by Marc Goodman are some of the best books on all-things digital. The Internet of Things (50 billion new addtions to the www) is upon us.

— From New Paperbacks


From former FBI Futurist, Interpol advisor and beat cop Marc Goodman, a deep dive into the digital underground illuminating the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you--and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than you ever thought possible.


Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flip side: our technology can be turned against us. And just over the horizon is a tidal wave of scientific progress that will leave our heads spinning--from implantable medical devices to drones and 3-D printers, all of which can be hacked, with disastrous consequences.

With explosive insights based on a career in law enforcement and counterterrorism, leading authority on global security Marc Goodman takes readers on a vivid journey through the darkest recesses of the Internet. He explores how bad actors are primed to hijack the technologies of tomorrow. Provocative, thrilling, and ultimately empowering, Future Crimes will serve as an urgent call to action that shows how we can take back control of our own devices and harness technology's tremendous power for the betterment of humanity--before it's too late.

About the Author

MARC GOODMAN has spent a career in law enforcement and technology. He was appointed futurist-in-residence with the FBI, worked as a senior adviser to Interpol, and served as a street police officer. As the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and the Chair for Policy, Law, and Ethics at Silicon Valley's Singularity University, he continues to investigate the intriguing and often terrifying intersection of science and security, uncovering nascent threats and combating the darker sides of technology.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780804171458
ISBN-10: 0804171459
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: January 12th, 2016
Pages: 608
Language: English