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Tag Archives: EMP

Safety & Security of Bionic Devices

– There are so many articles these days about innovation and exciting new ideas. Such an article, by Daniel H. Wilson, with the title “Bionic Brains and Beyond,” appeared in the June 2-3, 2012 Wall Street Journal on the front page of the Review section. Dr. Wilson has just published a novel,…

TEOTWAWKI … Take 2

– Do you remember all the Doomsday folks setting up shelters and supplies to last through the Y2K meltdown … the one that didn’t happen? Well, now we have another group, this time consisting of four individuals, each willing to spend $7 million in preparation for the EMP (electromagnetic…

Black Swans … or Oil Victims?

– There is an article in The New York Times Magazine of June 6, 2010 by David Leonhardt with the title “Underestimating Risk: What the oil spill and the financial crisis have in common.” It is in a section called “The Way We Live Now,” and next to the section heading there is a drawing of…

EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) – Yet Another Critical Infrastructure Concern

– I recently attended several conferences at which the issue of hardware malware – or compromised electronic circuitry – was brought up as a significant threat. There has been disquietude for some time with respect to evildoers purposely inserting circuitry into devices, such as point-of-sales…