Essays Tagged "Crooked Timber"

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The Quick vs the Strong: Commentary on Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway

  • Bruce Schneier
  • Crooked Timber
  • April 26, 2017

Technological advances change the world. That’s partly because of what they are, but even more because of the social changes they enable. New technologies upend power balances. They give groups new capabilities, increased effectiveness, and new defenses. The Internet decades have been a never-ending series of these upendings. We’ve seen existing industries fall and new industries rise. We’ve seen governments become more powerful in some areas and less in others. We’ve seen the rise of a new form of governance: a multi-stakeholder model where skilled individuals can have more power than multinational corporations or major governments…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.