Since The New York Times exposed the Stuxnet Virus as a joint operation between Israeli and US forces, rumors of cyber war have reached a fever pitch. Countless bloggers and journalists do not need to look far to find hints of a potential Cyber Pearl Harbor. While perhaps sensationalized, recent conflicts in the Middle East and spats between hacktivists and corporations in the west demonstrate ...[see more]
I am a technologist. My craft is the manipulation of the digital. I work in the intersection between the real and the virtual. This is not a career. It is a way of life, a way of thinking. Another term for this is hacker. I will never know everything there is to know about technology. That is impossible. Instead I hope for the discipline to keep on learning.
To be more specific, I study Information Technologies. We must not ignorantly accept the ways in which these digital sciences affect our lives. We must study them with mindfulness in order to cultivate understanding of the contemporary world.
Part of this is learning to program and to think like a computer. Programming is like magic, or The Force. Witnessing a master hacker is awe-inspiring. It might seem trivial to control strings of letters and numbers, but as the real and the virtual continue to intersect, one’s ability to manipulate the virtual world will have greater consequences in the real world.Without careful intent, and without meaning, the convergence of these two worlds will be disastrous.
Therefore, my goal is continue learning and to teach understanding. It is to show individuals the power they have, but above all else, to promote the highest technological responsibility possible.
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