JUST ADDED: NEW INTERNET SECURITY VIDEO
The feeling of security and the reality of security don’t always match, says computer-security expert Bruce Schneier. During a TED presentation, he explains why we spend billions addressing perceived risks to our security, while neglecting more probable risks — and how we can break this pattern. The “theater of security”, as Schneier calls it, is designed to make us feel safe, when we really aren’t. But if we feel safe, we tend to live more relaxed lives.
He also discusses how technological progress affects our ability to counter threats, but also enhance our daily living. For example, we couldn’t develop the theory that diseases were caused by germs until the microscope was invented. But the microscope also expanded our knowledge of other minute observations as well.
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