In 2003 there were 6.3 billion human beings on the earth and 500 million devices connected to the Internet. In 2010 there were 6.8 billion people on the earth and 12.5 billion devices connected to the Internet.
By 2020, the number of devices connected to the Internet is expected to exceed 40 billion.
Doc Searls and David Weinberger:
An organ-by-organ body snatch of the Internet is already well underway.
If we don't put in place the kind of architecture that can prevent these attacks from taking place, this is not just going to be affecting movies, this is going to be affecting our entire economy in ways that are extraordinarily significant.
Money for me, databases for you.
We need to consider two questions about the rationality of this mindset: the first concerns the process of arriving at it; the second concerns the consequences of adopting it.
Torture a single chicken and you risk arrest. Abuse hundreds of thousands of chickens for their entire lives? That's agribusiness.
When does smart policing become a police state?
Douglasville Deputy Chief Gary E. Sparks:
It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.