There have been many many articles written on this subject, and documentaries made. It will sell until the cows come home for one reason. It is about us. Attempts have been made, some more for appearance, in assessing the dangers of another US election being affected. Many meetings have been held at senior levels and suggestions made as to how we can avoid it happening again.
Here’s one hypothesis. It will never stop happening. It is far too late for that. Cruz was the loss leader, the one the pushers used to get the US hooked on the data drug, and the Trump administration piled in. The relationship between money, greed and power (and therefore information) has probably been around since the beginning of time. Why on earth would we be surprised if this continued, and not only continued, but got more sophisticated? Julian Wheatmand, the former CEO of Cambridge Analytica was recently quoted as saying “I’m pretty sure nobody’s thinking of trying to start it up again under a different guise”. The word that stands out there is “pretty”. Come on Julian, who are you trying to kid?
The Human Stock Market....
Replace “Human Being” with “Data Packet”. You may well have heard the oft used phrase that ‘data is now as valuable as Gold’. The question is how and if so, where is this heading? We will come on to that a little later, but for now it would be useful to familiarize ourselves with some other key issues in the world of human data first. We have already written about the problem, and what will likely be, the increasing problem of Bio Spoofing or Bio Leaks. In short, this is the stealing of a person’s biological identity in order to gain illegal access to money, data, facilities etc. The most well-known forms are recognition systems which use retinal imagery, facial or fingerprint identity, and perhaps fewer known sources such as your veins, heartbeat speeds and the DNA from your blood.
Finding one person or one nation to blame is just going to waste time. Focus is on the here and now, and then recovery.
Secret Intelligence - Politics
SISS • 22.03.20
At times like these, finding someone to blame or accusing various Governments or Organisations of acting too late or irresponsibly is a luxury one can only afford in times..... not like these. Of course, there will be criticisms, there will conspiracy theories and who knows, maybe some of them might be true. But what remains, is what it is. So the UK Government will be trying to find a fair balance between delivering some positive soundbites (the 'noble lies' we referred to) and keeping order, and the mammoth task of committing resources at the right time and in the right places.
Of course, this is a war. It is a war we have been preparing for and a war which unlike in previous years
Blockchain. Crypto was the warm up....how tech development works in the real world.
Blockchain technology is now entering its teenage years, and yet the general public still either knows very little about it, or assumes it is "something to do with bitcoin". (that's the most common one). The exact origins will probably never be known for sure, but its application in numerous other industries and systems is more certain. If we simply follow the money, we can see where the investment is currently taking place and it is not just financial markets. Plans are already in the pipeline for the next generation where blockchain laid the foundations, and where aspirations go somewhat higher than just bitcoin.