Marc Goodman works to prevent future crimes and acts of terrorism, even those security threats not yet invented.
Marc Goodman imagines the future crime and terrorism challenges we will all face as a result of advancing technologies. He thinks deeply about the disruptive security implications of robotics, artificial intelligence, social data, virtual reality and synthetic biology. Technology, he says, is affording exponentially growing power to non-state actors and rogue players, with significant consequences for our common global security. How to respond to these threats? The crime-fighting solution might just lie in crowdsourcing.
Goodman heads the Future Crimes Institute, a think tank and clearinghouse that researches and advises on the security and risk implications of emerging technologies. He also serves as the Global Security Advisor and Chair for Policy and Law at Singularity University.
“We are at the dawn of a technological arms race, an arms race between people who are using technology for good and those who are using it for ill.”
“All the drug dealers and gang members with whom I dealt had [a cell phone] long before any police officer I knew did. ”
“A search engine can determine who shall live and who shall die.”
“The ability of one to affect many is scaling exponentially — and it's scaling for good and it's scaling for evil.”
“More connections to more devices means more vulnerabilities.”
“If you control the code, you control the world. This is the future that awaits us.”
“To hackers, DNA is just another operating system waiting to be hacked.”
“If you're expecting the people who built [airport security] to protect you from the coming robopocalypse, you may want to have a backup plan.”