I’ve spent about four years exploring the dark side of innovation, trying to convince people that there’s actually a lot that we can learn from those who work in the unseen corners of the world. You know, so‐called misfits. Pirates, hackers, gangsters, con artists, pranksters, ex‐prisoners.
I was looking for the tools that you could use to solve global problems in an environment when the nation‐state has turned out to be a very very ineffective set of machinery at all. So I’m going to talk a little bit about the technology. I’m going to talk a little bit about what it does and where it’s going. And then I’m going to try and tell a story about the kind of global long‐term picture that we could get if this stuff actually works.