Future Crimes
Marc Goodman

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Narrated By: Marc Goodman, Robertson Dean

Duration: 20 hours and 9 minutes

What to expect

* THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *

Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have lead to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank-accounts and wiping out computer servers. It's disturbingly easy to activate baby cam monitors to spy on families, pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt, and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion.

Meanwhile, 3D printers produce AK-47s, terrorists can download the recipe for the Ebola virus, and drug cartels are building drones. This is just the beginning of the tsunami of technological threats coming our way. In Future Crimes, Marc Goodman rips open his database of hundreds of real cases to give us front-row access to these impending perils. Reading like a sci-fi thriller, but based in startling fact, Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives. Future Crimes is a call to action for better security measures worldwide, but most importantly, will empower readers to protect themselves against these looming technological threats - before it's too late.

Genre

Crime & criminology, Biography: science, technology & medicine, True crime, Technology: general issues, Computer fraud & hacking

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Future Crimes has the pace of a sci-fi film but it's happening now. It will be a long time before anyone who reads it will feel safe on-line again

Express

Excellent and timely

The Economist

Goodman is a go-to guide for all who want a good scaring about the dark side of technology

New Scientist

Goodman describes Future Crimes as a 'rough ride' — and with some justice. But in an area where criminals profit from the ignorance of the general public, it is a ride well worth taking if we are to prevent the worst of his predictions from taking shape

Financial Times

A riveting read