My reviews are honest. No sugar coating here.
As I read more about the Iraq War and how President Bush and his administration tried to sell the public that we needed to go to war, "Hubris" was a upsetting read. It is not because the book was poorly written, but it just made me upset how much false advertising there was at supporting this war.
The White House made us all gullible at supporting something that wasn't there in the first place. It just makes you wonder on how many other wars wasn't necessary to march to.
It is illegal to shout out fire in a crowded theater as a joke. George W. Bush pretty much hoaxed the entire world on the Iraq War.
For anyone that is reading my review you are already connected to the digital world, as we know as the Internet. Even though you may not be an ultra geek or just don't care what is going on in cyberspace, you should wake up and be more aware of the new digital threat to our new society because the attack will effect everyone, no matter if they go online or not because all of our financial institutions are link together and we live in a digital world.
There were many articles, postings, warnings, security patches and ongoing technology podcasts and blogs on Conficker. They were all mix match of speculation, like Y2K. No one really knew what was going to happen when Conficker went off.
"Worm" is a good read, even though you might not have any interest on this subject. The material that is presented is elementary for people that aren't aware of these types attacks, but it also goes much deeper for savvy users to keep their interest. More like inside baseball on Conficker.
C Day came and went like Y2K. The Internet didn't break down, the power grid didn't blew up and we had access to our bank accounts. The book addresses several valid points. If we are not careful or up to date, there will be a virus that will bring the net down and we will all be broken.
I'm a bit embarrassed that "Making the Future" is my first introduction of Noam Chomsky. I like politics, but don't really enjoy following it on the news because I find that most TV hosts express their views too much, where it becomes a rant. Reading Chomsky's views of the future is refreshing. Instead of beating the audience with a stick on personal rhetoric, Chomsky gives the reader enough space to come to their own conclusion and then comment to his theories. I need to read a lot more of Noam Chomsky to expand my views on what is going on beyond my cross streets..