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Why doesn’t the U.S. appreciate wireless text messaging? It has no standards.
On September 11, a nation primed for a futuristic attack failed to foresee a low-tech assault. Why?
Lives could be saved by sensors and therapies now under development-along with software that could help distinguish an anthrax assault from an outbreak of the flu.
Creating a central database of photos to identify terrorists through face recognition is a bureaucratic nightmare.
New classes of detectors, plus safer building designs, point to an “intelligent city” that senses danger.
From the Editor in Chief
Monitoring voice and e-mail traffic sounds like a good way to thwart terrorism. The problem? Sorting through the results takes too long for early warning.
Don’t let the government use terrorism as an excuse for a Surveillance Society.