Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist, and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of the YA graphic novel In Real Life, the nonfiction business book Information Doesn’t Want to be Free and young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture of the Nerds and Makers. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.
IA Summit 2016
Topic(s): internet of things, privacy, and security
Cory Doctorow makes the argument that the only difference between alchemy and science is that scientists share what makes their work “work.” Today’s technology being treated as secret “alchemy” owned by corporations (thanks to strict copyright laws) is affecting us all. This will only become more harmful the Internet of Things becomes more widespread and integrated with our daily lives, and our own bodies.