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Marc Goodman

Former Futurist-in-Residence, F.B.I.

Marc Goodman is focused on the disruptive impact of advancing technologies on security, business, and international affairs. He has spent a career in law enforcement and technology. He was appointed futurist-in-residence with the FBI, worked as a senior adviser to Interpol, and served as a street police officer. As the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and the Chair for Policy, Law, and Ethics at Silicon Valley's Singularity University, he continues to investigate the intriguing and often terrifying intersection of science and security, uncovering nascent threats and combating the darker sides of technology.

Automated Crime: Scripting Blackmail

Increasingly innovative computer scripts are being created that automate entire criminal processes—processes that, in the past, used to require human intervention.  Don’t like your boss?  Threaten to tell his wife […]

Should Virtual Suicide Be Outlawed?

Recently a company in the Netherlands known as “Moddr.Net” released a software application allowing users to commit “virtual suicide.”  Their free product, the “Web 2.0 Suicide Machine” allows users to […]

Hacking the Human Heart

Criminal Implications of Implantable Medical Devices Since the dawn of the 1970′s television action show the Six Million Dollar Man, the public has been fascinated by bionics and the integration […]