While the Boy Scout Motto is, "Be Prepared" – and I was very serious about Scouting back in the day – I am always amused when I happen by NatGeo's "Doomsday Preppers." But I can say with certainty that they are missing the biggest, most obvious threat: Data Doomsday!
Earlier this week, the digerati assembled at the Gramercy Park Hotel to hear a very proud James Dolan, CEO of Cablevision Systems Corporation and Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, gleefully announced the launch of Cablevision's Freewheel WiFi Phone Service.
All a motivated cyber-criminal, with designs on being Emperor of the Internet, has to do is target the 1 percenters. Take out the uber-wealthy, or just the super-wealthy, and nothing else will matter. This is going to be a great business for someone.
My friends who like to discuss politics and my colleagues who like to write about politics have made it clear to me that President Obama's State of the Union Address was precisely what they expected. If you can put your political ideology aside for a few minutes, we can think through the following issues together as American citizens.
According to a White House fact sheet, President Obama has announced "steps he will discuss in the State of the Union to help more Americans, in more communities around the country, get access to fast and affordable broadband."
I loved CES this year. (The 2015 International CES®). Everything about it was interesting, awesome and inspiring, except... the traffic, the shuttle queues and the cab lines. Here's a quick, very short list of things that got my undivided attention this year.
Technological advancements always empower people to behave differently – what makes today different is that the rate of technological advancement is accelerating beyond our capacity, perhaps even our ability, to react – and this... is new.