There was a program recently on Star Trek(*) technology and its influence on real inventions, I believe on the Discovery channel. The section on the transporter and my experience in high security environments (the Pentagon, pharma research labs, etc.) got me thinking on the staggering implications such a device would have on physical security of sensitive facilities.
So, I saw on the Steam Powered Forums people requesting a ported version of Steam, so they could play their Windows favorites. I myself have been using wine, but you know how wine is. Tweaking, tinkering, tampering, learning to get it working.
Danger Room, a Wired blog, today cites a study of future electronic snooping technologies from Reuters, written by the Pentagon's Defense Science Board. More than anything, it seems these outside advisers want a surveillance system that would put Big Brother to shame, and they're looking at the commercial sector to provide it. So, what are the implications of using
186,000 Miles per Second. It's not just a good idea. IT'S THE LAW.