Fifty years after it was coined, Moore’s law (the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years, or why the cloud works) continues to amaze. Murphy’s law on the other hand has been around forever.
Unfortunately as we are approaching singularity, Murphy’s law is in full action below the surface. While reading Future Crimes by Marc Goodman, I was struck by how much our society has closed it’s eyes when it comes to: “What could possibly go wrong?”.
Just think for a moment about your own business and how much you take it for granted that things will not go wrong – we all expect and accept glitches and soldier on. But what happens if you find your files locked by ransomware? Or you are one of the 143 Million identities released by the Equifax hack? Murphy’s law bites when you least expect it.
If you are older than 18, then I strongly suggest you make the effort to read this book. It is not an easy read, but it will make the hair on your neck stand-up when you see the implications outlined in gory detail by the author.
You will never look at a DNA test the same way again.