In the long term, we’ll need effective security techniques for advanced nanotechnology-based systems. This will take a while to figure out, so come help us do it at an upcoming open source conference, Penguicon:

Open Source-style Security for the Whole Physical World
Christine Peterson, Bruce Schneier

One of the biggest problems society faces this century is the security/privacy/freedom issue. It’s already being screwed up in DC, and nanotech will make this worse. The answer may be “Open Source Physical Security”, that is, open-source style security principles extended to physical space. How do we do this? It’s up to us to figure this out and then implement. (Who else could?)

Hope to see you there! —Christine