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Bruce Schneier says that everything, basically, is a computer with some extra stuff attached.
When he wrote for New York Magazine, he described it this way:
Your modern refrigerator is a computer that keeps things cold. Your oven, similarly, is a computer that makes things hot. An ATM is a computer with money inside. Your car is no longer a mechanical device with some computers inside; it’s a computer with four wheels and an engine. Actually, it’s a distributed system of over 100 computers with four wheels and an engine. And, of course, your phones became full-power general-purpose computers in 2007, when the iPhone was introduced…
Computer security expert Bruce Schneier says there’s a big difference between feeling secure and actually being secure. He explains why we worry about unlikely dangers while ignoring more probable risks.
GUY RAZ, HOST:
It’s the TED Radio Hour from NPR. I’m Guy Raz. And on the show today, we’re exploring ideas about Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs, and ranked at number two, security – the second step on the pyramid.
BRUCE SCHNEIER: There’s no other place for it to come. Security is basic. Without security, worrying about anything else doesn’t matter…
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.