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Marc Goodman - Future Crimes


Marc Goodman is a thinker, writer and global strategist exploring what criminality and terrorism could look like in the close future.

With technology advancing at exponential rates, it becomes an open opportunity platform for those within our international society that would seek to threaten others. All are realistic threats, from global crime networks stealing your identity to hidden terror cells 3D printing AK-47 rifle and drones. Marc is asking the questions out loud, and bringing some answers. How open are these amazing breakthrough technologies, robotics, AI, social data, synthetic biology to manipulation?

It’s a hot topic and Marc’s book, Future Crimes, shot straight up the New York Times bestseller list after it’s release two months ago. But Marc, of course, isn’t just another journalist. He’s writing from experience working for Interpol in France. While training police forces from around the world he realised the rising threat of cybercrime and terror – a trend that would only continue as the internet would embed itself into every aspect of life.

Actively establishing space for the future crime conversation Marc set-up the Future Crimes Institute, a think-tank organisation committed to informing and educating about the risks of new technologies. He’s also continually writing for the academics at Harvard and Oxford, while also getting the message out to the population in the likes of Wired magazine.

Today on London Real, take a journey to the frontline of cyber warfare and crime.
Introduction. Concept of scale.

We are the product.

Concept of Singularity. Linear vs exponential.

Power of Moore’s Law.

We will have a computing power of all human brains.


Taking steps to understand now.

Not to scare people but to empower people.

There are those that have been hacked and those that don’t know that they have been hacked.

We don’t know that the criminals have been there.

The new reality is that they are already there.

Technology is great.

Governments, corporation and criminal know technology better than you do.

The game is rigged against you.

The bad guys care about your iPhone more than you do.

Working in law enforcement.

Narcos in Mexico build their own telco network.

We see criminal playing with AI, robotics, drones.

Innovative marketing in Ukraine. $500m business organised crime.

Silk Road and the Deep Web and the Dark Web.

Google only indexed 16% of the surface web and 0% of the deep web.

Most data is proprietary data. TOR or The Onion Router.

What is your view of cryptocurrencies and bitcoin.

Cutting out middlemen for repatriation of funds.

Internet of Things. We are just at the first day of the first hours of the first minute of the first second of the internet revolution.

IPv6 4.5 Billion to 78 Octillion connections.

Everything will have an IP address and be online.

The Internet of Things to hack.

Thinking that we are at the technological pinnacle.

Hacked babycam. Someone pulled a Ocean’s Eleven at Crown Casino in Australia.

Hacked car. A car is computer we drive in.

Pacemakers are computers that are hackable.

The human body becomes hackable.

What is good about the UK vs US?

More emphasis on privacy.

Cameras aside, the data is much better protected.

What can we do to protect ourselves.

Fire was a tool.

There is a trade off between security and privacy.

Who gets right to control the data.

Rich people will have better data privacy in the future.

Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning.

National security.

Copyright laws and piracy.

Experience as a writer.

Forcing myself to analyse myself.

Advice for for the 20 year old Marc Goodman.

Would you encourage the 20 year old to go into Law Enforcement.

Community for self policing.

Best advice that ever received.

How do we you find you.
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