The following address was given by Cylance Chief Security & Trust Officer Malcolm Harkins to the United States Senate in March 2017. We believe it’s important enough to share with the public and start a dialogue so that we can band together to find the solutions we so clearly need in order to secure our vastly-changing future.
The march of technology can be viewed as a succession of major waves, each lasting roughly 100 years (Rifkin 2013). Each wave has brought transformative benefits to society, but also significant challenges.
The first wave, starting in the 1760s, included steam power, railways, and early factories, as well as mass education and printing.
The second wave, starting roughly in the 1860s and continuing well past the mid-1900s, included automobiles, electricity, mass production, and had an even bigger effect on society.
Version 1.0: 1760s Version 2.0: 1860s Version 3.0: 1990s
Steam and coal Electric lights The Internet
Railways Communications Molecular biology
Factories Oil & gas Renewable energy
Printing press Mass production “Smart” everything
Mass education (Read more...)
This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Malcolm Harkins. Read the original post at: Cylance Blog