Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 20:13 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Kevin Rose, of Digg fame, wrote a blog post yesterday about the upcoming revolution of the TV. A sentiment that I of course agree with. However, trying to think one step ahead, it makes sense to envision that the next big device that will get "smart," is the car. And when this happens soon, everything else will follow.
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RE: Comment by marcp
by Eugenia on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 21:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
Eugenia
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>*where, oh where is THE SECURITY?*

As technology progresses, so is security. And so is anti-security hacks too, of course. The point is, whenever there's a step ahead, there's a counter-step too. Security will be taken care of as much as possible by the designers, and of course, so the hackers will too.

30-40 years ago people would NOT trust plastic money. They'd think you're crazy for having one. They would find it insecure. But I bet you have one! EVEN after all these credit card or ID thefts happening every SECOND in the world! And yet, you still use yours.

Same with such new tech novelties, the right technology to secure your assets will be built. And at the same time, hackers will work hard to break them too. But the majority of people will still use these new "smart" products. If you don't, they will think "you're old", and that "you don't get it".

That's how it goes you know.

The teenagers that used to listen to grunge, still like that kind of music. Today, these same people have families, and kids of their own. And their kids are listening to bands like Animal Collective. Most parents DON'T GET that kind of new avant-garde music.

It's the same with technology. You must adapt, or you will be viewed the same way you view your parents or grandparents in terms of technology.

Of course, you can always CHOOSE to not follow this kind of tech. But don't be pissed of when younger people will laugh at you for not having "such basic amenities in your life". They won't understand YOU.

I will understand you, because I'm coming from the same TIME as you are. But they won't.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by dagw on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 22:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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2005-07-06

30-40 years ago people would NOT trust plastic money

The key factor there is that credit card fraud is no risk to me. Visa and Master Card take most of the risk for me. If they didn't and people where personally responsible for all losses due to credit card fraud then you'd see much less trust in "plastic money" and much higher demand for real and more effective security. So as such people don't trust plastic money, they trust the company behind it to reimburse them when things go wrong.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by Eugenia on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 22:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

New markets for insurance, and new security policies/laws/ordinances/ways will emerge. This is a non-issue. The reaction about security around here is the same as old-style people do when something new comes around. The market ADAPTS at the end.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by Soulbender on Tue 24th Aug 2010 00:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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2005-08-18

I don't have a credit card and probably never will. I have an ATM card though.

And their kids are listening to bands like Animal Collective.


My kid isn't.

Most parents DON'T GET that kind of new avant-garde music.


Yeah well, a lot of the music I listened to when I was young and my parents "did not understand" was in fact pretty shite. Some of it will last, much of it will become "holy shit, I LIKED this back then? OMG what a moron I was".

Same with such new tech novelties, the right technology to secure your assets will be built.


The same kind that credit cards are using, ie virtually none?

I'm sure there will be a phase where everything has remote control but as everything else it wil pass once people realize that it's not practical or necessary. Then some devices will remain with remote control where it makes sense and some will not. Then as time passes we'll realize how silly it was to put remote control on everything.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by Laurence on Tue 24th Aug 2010 11:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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The teenagers that used to listen to grunge, still like that kind of music. Today, these same people have families, and kids of their own. And their kids are listening to bands like Animal Collective. Most parents DON'T GET that kind of new avant-garde music.


Many parents were listing to Pink Floyd, Yes and other such "avant-garde" music when they were kids. Many parents listen to Jazz now.

I don't think it's the "avant-garde" music that parents struggle to relate to, it's that BS generic pop and hip-hop / RnB (which has absolutely nothing to do with Rhythm and Blues) that parents do get. It's music that's been factory engineered with zero creativity nor longevity but 100% marketed at kids to part said kids from their pocket money, that parents don't get.

It's also over the top screaming vocals drowned out by distorted guitars playing toneless melodies that conform to generic stereotypes of their respective genres, that parents don't get. Music like that predominantly sells to kids not because "parents" don't get it, but because it's shit. It's the kind of shit that you like as a kid but grow out of once your musical pallet expands and educates.

Not all the music I liked as a kid was hated by my parents, but the vast majority that was hated I now dislike too. And those that they liked (or was indifferent to) I still listen to. I'm sure this trend is true for most families too. The fact is parents do understand good music. It's just the majority of the stuff kids listen to isn't that good as the vast majority of music released isn't that great. It takes time to find good artists and good music. And thus it takes time for kids to discover them.

This might sound anal, but I'm never pretended to be anything other than a music snob. However I'm a musical snob with a wide variety of genres in my vinyl (yes I said vinyl) collection and a huge appreciation for good music regardless of it's style.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Wed 25th Aug 2010 12:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
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2007-11-23

I was not talking of the total rejection of these technologies. I was rather thinking of responsible use, which is directly related to knowledge and consciousness. Most people turn something on and use it without even considering security. All I ask of them is to think securely, not to avoid technology by all means.

Plus: there is quite of difference between local and remote vulnerabilities ...

Regards

Edited 2010-08-25 12:57 UTC

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