Today is National Unplug Day, a day wothout technology. And I found that out via the internet…
Maybe we’re looking at this wrong. Maybe what we should do is take Huxley’s advice and flood the NSA with so much information, with some being real and some being fake, that it would be too expensive and to confusing to actually sort through all of our data.
We should all buy multiple cell phones and have one video call the other and just throw them in taxis and have them roam cities, endlessly. The amount of data that would pour in would be staggering and the amount of useless junk data would be paralyzing. Even worse, having a single person’s meta-data register them in 2, 5, even 10 different locations at one time would confuse and debase the system.
Maybe tech exists out there that we don’t have to physically do this. Maybe this can all be done by algorithm.
This is probably a great InfoSec start-up idea, probably worth millions if not billions if you did it right.
The future of tech-security isn’t preventing people from accessing your devices and your information. It’s too late for this, the technology is already out there and to pile on to that, we willingly make information available and even give it way in exchange for goods and services.
Perhaps the future of security is creating hundreds or thousands of decoy data-sets to mask all of your own information so that only you and those you chose are able to sort through, decipher and pinpoint what is accurate and what is a decoy.
And the answer to his question is “Government Intervention”.
This is actually a great article and it outlines the idea, that both Thiel and I share, that government intervention (such as hampering the internet, curtailing technology like bitcoin or stem cells, etc) has caused a retardation in the growth and progress of technology and since technology hasn’t been growing as fast as it can, there’s been very limited investment opportunities.
If there are limited investment opportunities, then companies, investors and banks generally invest less and wait around more. The longer they wait, the more capital/credit piles up and the more money and willing investors there are for the limited opportunities. Eventually, credit freezes up and you get the capital crunch, which brings about a recession and worse.
Thiel also points out that the central bankers are depending on tech growth to drive the willingness of investors to put more capital out into the market for use, which in turn helps turn the gears of the economy.
If there’s not enough growth, there’s not enough investment and if there’s not enough investment, there’s economic turmoil. And all of this comes down to government interfering with the innovations and growth of technology.
Well, first, I don’t think it’s ignorant to think we can’t stop it. I’m not convinced we can’t just because it’s common….
You can’t stop it because people want it. They don’t like “government” doing it, but they are all for “free” services in exchange for data. People love Google. People love Pandora. People love Facebook.
As they say, the market is what the market is. The market is willing to exchange private data for these services. I’m just advocating for the ability to break the “all or nothing” cost of these services and let’s start spending our data wisely.