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Author Wittes, Benjamin.

Title The future of violence : robots and germs, hackers and drones : confronting a new age of threat / Benjamin Wittes & Gabriella Blum.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    303.6 WIT    Available
Description 324 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "From drone warfare in the Middle East to the NSA digital spying, the U.S. government has harnessed the power of cutting-edge technology to terrible effect. But what happens when ordinary people have the same tools at their fingertips? Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum reveal that this new world is nearly upon us. Soon, our neighbors will be building armed drones capable of firing a million rounds a minute and cooking powerful viruses based on recipes found online. These new technologies will threaten not only our lives but the very foundation of the modern nation state. Wittes and Blum counterintuitively argue that only by increasing surveillance and security efforts will national governments be able to protect their citizens. The Future of Violence is at once an account of these terrifying new threats and an authoritative blueprint for how we must adapt to survive. "-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-307) and index.
Contents The distribution of offensive capability -- The distribution of vulnerability -- The distribution of defense -- Technology, states, and the social order -- Rethinking privacy, liberty, and security -- Rethinking legal jurisdiction and the boundaries of sovereignty -- The security of platforms and the future of surveillance -- Options for domestic governance -- Options for international governance.
Subject National security.
Security, International.
Internal security.
Technology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Information technology -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Civil rights.
Violence -- Prevention.
Crime prevention.
Added Author Blum, Gabriella.
ISBN 9780465089741 (hardback)
0465089747 (hardback)
9780465056705 (e-book)

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