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  • IMO, a hyper-connected world is significantly less secure!

    I believe that right now and for the foreseeable future the internet is and will remain bereft of required security and regulatory infrastructure. Accountability is a very important in any system, and it cannot be enforced in case of internet because people prefer anonymity. So, a hyper-connected world is and will remain a significant liability in the foreseeable future.

  • Privacy is Security

    Because interconnectedness makes us less private, our society has become less secure. It has become much easier to exploit a large number of people at the same time. Cyber terrorism will be the terrorism of the 21st century. This is not to say that the interconnectedness is overall a societal ailment, but insecurity is one obvious con.

  • The Answer Is A Plain And Simple Yes!

    If they are having congressional hearings about how serious cyber-terror is, then yes "hyperconnected" makes us less safe. It drastically makes the world smaller. In the mid evil times people on other continents had a hard time attacking people due to land separation. People were more safe just because the ocean separated them. Not saying it stopped people from attacking one another but it did give people much more time to prepare. Now all it takes is for someone to say something wrong to some hacker or leak some information to one in a different country and they can really make your life miserable financially. Look at all the huge corporations that were just hacked.

    That's why its going to be so important to stop income inequality and make sure we are teaching everyone the best we know how. To me that's the only way we can stop this madness of people trying to destroy each others lives because they simply do not like them.

  • The answer is a plain and simple yes!

    If they are having congressional hearings about how serious cyber terror is, then yes "hyperconnected" makes us less safe. It drastically makes the world smaller. In the medieval times people on other continents had a hard time attacking people due to land separation. People were more safe just because the ocean separated them. Not saying it stopped people from attacking one another but it did give people much more time to prepare. Now all it takes is for someone to say something wrong to some hacker or leak some information to one in a different country and they can really make your life miserable financially. Look at all the huge corporations that were just hacked.

    That's why it's going to be so important to stop income inequality and make sure we are teaching everyone the best we know how. To me that's the only way we can stop this madness of people trying to destroy each others lives because they simply do not like them.

  • Everyone had access.

    I would argue that as we become more and more secure, we tend to have enemies that are harder and harder to see. We cannot see enemies on a map like we use to when it would be a whole country. Now that there are cyber attacks and hackers, we are being taken over by anonymous people.

  • Security is in the mind of espionage agent

    Those with secrets worth protecting are far more secure than the people on Facebook telling of their latest activities. It is never a threat to national security to mention that your cat had a hairball on Tuesday. Connectivity makes things more accessible to those with the correct access credentials. Hyperconnectivity does not "give away the keys to the castle."


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