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The Resource The future of violence : robots and germs, hackers and drones : confronting a new age of threat, Benjamin Wittes & Gabriella Blum

The future of violence : robots and germs, hackers and drones : confronting a new age of threat, Benjamin Wittes & Gabriella Blum

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The future of violence : robots and germs, hackers and drones : confronting a new age of threat
Title
The future of violence
Title remainder
robots and germs, hackers and drones : confronting a new age of threat
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Wittes & Gabriella Blum
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Language
eng
Summary
From drone warfare in the Middle East to digital spying by the National Security Agency, the U.S. government has harnessed the power of cutting-edge technology to awesome effect. But what happens when ordinary people have the same tools at their fingertips? Advances in cybertechnology, biotechnology, and robotics mean that more people than ever before have access to potentially dangerous technologies<U+0127> �from drones to computer networks and biological agents<U+0127> �which could be used to attack states and private citizens alike. In The Future of Violence, law and security experts Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum detail the myriad possibilities, challenges, and enormous risks present in the modern world, and argue that if our national governments can no longer adequately protect us from harm, they will lose their legitimacy. Consequently, governments, companies, and citizens must rethink their security efforts to protect lives and liberty. In this brave new world where many little brothers are as menacing as any Big Brother, safeguarding our liberty and privacy may require strong domestic and international surveillance and regulatory controls. Maintaining security in this world where anyone can attack anyone requires a global perspective, with more multinational forces and greater action to protect (and protect against) weaker states who do not yet have the capability to police their own people. Drawing on political thinkers from Thomas Hobbes to the Founders and beyond, Wittes and Blum show that, despite recent protestations to the contrary, security and liberty are mutually supportive, and that we must embrace one to ensure the other. The Future of Violence is at once an introduction to our emerging world<U+0127> �one in which students can print guns with 3-D printers and scientists' manipulations of viruses can be recreated and unleashed by ordinary people<U+0127> �and an authoritative blueprint for how government must adapt in order to survive and protect us.--
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Wittes, Benjamin
Dewey number
303.60112
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Blum, Gabriella
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  • National security
  • Security, International
  • Internal security
  • Technology
  • Information technology
  • Civil rights
  • Violence
  • Crime prevention
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The future of violence : robots and germs, hackers and drones : confronting a new age of threat, Benjamin Wittes & Gabriella Blum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-307) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
The distribution of offensive capability -- The distribution of vulnerability -- The distribution of defense -- Technology, states, and the social order -- Rethinking privacy, liberty, and security -- Rethinking legal jurisdiction and the boundaries of sovereignty -- The security of platforms and the future of surveillance -- Options for domestic governance -- Options for international governance
Control code
FIEb17697943
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780465089741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890807937
Label
The future of violence : robots and germs, hackers and drones : confronting a new age of threat, Benjamin Wittes & Gabriella Blum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The distribution of offensive capability -- The distribution of vulnerability -- The distribution of defense -- Technology, states, and the social order -- Rethinking privacy, liberty, and security -- Rethinking legal jurisdiction and the boundaries of sovereignty -- The security of platforms and the future of surveillance -- Options for domestic governance -- Options for international governance
Control code
FIEb17697943
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780465089741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890807937

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