Reference: Bruce Schneier on Cyber War & Cyber Crime

Historic Contributions, IO Sense-Making, Movies
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YouTube 26 Minutes

In this address, Bruce examined the future of cyber war and cyber security.  Mr. Schneier explored the current debate on the threat of cyber war, asking whether or not the threat had been over-stated. He then explored the range of attacks that have taken place, including the Latvian DOS attack and the Stuxnet worm. The address concluded with an exploration of the future of international treaties on cyber war.

Phi Beta Iota: This is utterly brilliant stuff, a historical contribution.  A power struggle between military and police over cyber-security, in US military won–this has consequences.  The weak aspect is the proponency for treaties among states–states are but one of the eight tribes, any “treaty” environment that does not adapt to the reality of eight tribes and hybrid networks is not serious.

See Also:

2010: OPINION–America’s Cyber Scam

1994 Sounding the Alarm on Cyber-Security

1993 War and Peace in the Age of Information–Superintendent’s Guest Lecture, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)

Reference: Cultures of Resistance–A Look at Global Militarization

04 Inter-State Conflict, 07 Other Atrocities, 10 Security, 11 Society, Money, Banks & Concentrated Wealth, Movies, Power Behind-the-Scenes/Special Interests, Secrecy & Politics of Secrecy
Fri, Oct 22, 2010 4:32pm EST

In 2009, the United States government spent some $650 billion on its military. This is more than the next 46 highest-spending countries combined. Much of this treasure ended up in the hands of profit-driven weapons manufacturers. In the following short film, Cultures of Resistance takes a brief look at the current state of what President Eisenhower famously called the “military industrial complex.” With the U.S. waging two wars overseas at the same time that millions of people are out of work at home, those pushing to reel in government spending and balance the budget would be wise to look carefully at bloated and unchecked military spending.

Watch 4 Minute Video

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Graphic: Medard Gabel’s Cost of Peace versus War

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Reference: The Future of Physics Lecture I

Nima Arkani-Hamed

Setting the stage: Space-time and Quantum Mechanics (Video Lecture Online)

Renowned theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed delivered the first in his series of five Messenger lectures on “The Future of Fundamental Physics” Oct. 4.

Formerly a professor at Harvard, Arkani-Hamed currently sits on the faculty at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, where Einstein served from 1933 until his death in 1955.

The Messenger lectures are sponsored by the University Lectures Committee. The lectures were established in 1924 by a gift from Hiram Messenger, who graduated from Cornell in 1880.

Tip of the Hat to Brandin Watson at Facebook.
See Also (not in same league but marvelous primer):

Reference: Journalism in the Age of Data

Blog Wisdom, Movies
Text Overview of the Concept

Journalism in the Age of Data: A Film

What bad writing has to do with war casualties and traffic over North America.

Description of Video:  Journalists are coping with the rising information flood by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists. Some newsrooms are already beginning to retool their staffs and systems to prepare for a future in which data becomes a medium. But how do we communicate with data, how can traditional narratives be fused with sophisticated, interactive information displays?

Reference: Clinton Global Initiative Webcast Archives

01 Agriculture, 01 Poverty, 02 Infectious Disease, 03 Economy, 03 Environmental Degradation, 04 Education, 05 Energy, 07 Health, Civil Society, Commerce, Government, International Aid, Movies, Non-Governmental, Policy, Technologies
Permanent Archives

Enhancing Access to Modern Technology

Clean Technology and Smart Energy: Deploying the Green Economy

Democracy and Voice: Technology For Citizen Empowerment and Human Rights

Mobile Revolution: Transforming Access, Markets, and Development

Reference: Peggy Holman Free Video on Emergence

Peggy Holman on Emergence (Web Site, Video, Slides)

Clicking on the portrait photo of group change leader Peggy Holman will take you to a website where you can–if you are patient–listen to an emergence among a collective.

View or download the Handout before you start the Video.

We think it is worth watching when you have time to reflect.

Amazon Page

We recommended the book when it first went public. . . .

Worth a Look: Engaging Emergence

Worth a Look: New Book Engaging Emergence

Peggy was one of the 55 pioneering authors of the book, COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace (EIN, 2008)

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Peggy Holman

We recommended her earlier book:

Review: The Change Handbook–The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems

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Reference: Invisible Empire New World Order DVD + RECAP

08 Wild Cards, 10 Security, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, DHS, Director of National Intelligence et al (IC), DoD, Government, InfoOps (IO), Intelligence (government), IO Deeds of War, Methods & Process, Military, Movies, Officers Call, Power Behind-the-Scenes/Special Interests, Secrecy & Politics of Secrecy, Strategy, United Nations & NGOs, Waste (materials, food, etc)

Invisible Empire A New World Order Defined Full

2 hours, 14 minutes, 1 second — free online, click on title above

Jason Bermas [creator or Loose Change movie] presents Invisible Empire: A New World Order Defined produced by Alex Jones. The film can be ordered here or viewed free online (click on title above).

Summary and See Also Below the Line.

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