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A vision for the future

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Name: William James

From: South Carolina

Bio: Internet user

Area of Expertise: Futurist/Consultant

Topic: General, Overarching Remarks

Headline: Internet and terrorism

Nutshell: Global destruction will not come from bombs, but through internet wars and bugs.


Everything in today’s world is run by the internet in some way. Our power plants, nuclear reactors, satellites, camera’s, sewage lines, and subways can easily be crippled by well placed viruses on our internet. Bombs will be pushed to the wayside when the internet becomes the strongest most powerful destruction tool known to man. It’s a sad thought, but it is a very real problem.

Date Submitted: December 12, 2009