The hackers are causing havoc and spyware and malware is ruining the Internet. The Internet is the greatest communication device ever created in the history of mankind, but if it is attacked and made unusable then all is lost. Some people feel that there are just too many different types of ways people can communicated with them.
Pager, Cellphone, e-mail, Skype, website online form, forums, Blogs, VoIP, home phone and the list is expanding not decreasing. But so many are Internet based and most use phone lines or cell towers and thus it is all vulnerable and must be secure from WiFi, Mobile 3G, VoIP, security threats. That is crucial indeed.
Regarding the abundant communication tools, I myself attempt to keep it simple and understand all the comments from books like “Data Smog” and the comments of the uni-bomber (not his deplorable actions, his actual comments) with regards too humanism view points; “Personal Technology, future of trans-humanism VS. what it is to be human arguments” and yet I see some incredible opportunities and enjoy Ray Kurzweil’s stuff.
In fact, I was having a rather interesting conversation about that the other day a friend about that, we are quite fortunate to have all these great communications tools. The Internet is the greatest communication device ever created and if it can be kept from hacker abuses, then it can become something even greater.
I believe like Tim Berners Lee and others that it is time to upgrade it for the next wave of technology, the Internet II if you will or III. In the future, I believe Arthur C Clarke’s concepts will come alive with social networks and thought swapping vie some very tiny computer-brain interface. And the funny thing is that some can kind of do this already, I call them “Human Plus” and I am beginning to believe that other species do too, dolphins, some types of birds, etc, as I have been reading some interesting research on it all.