The Future of the Darknet: 9 Critically Important Predictions

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Futurist Thomas Frey:  Have you ever run across a situation so frustrating that you wished you could hire a “fixer?”

Maybe it has to do with gangs moving into your neighborhood, or the local slumlord not willing to repair a dangerous situation, or a local politician taking bribes, or finding out that your husband is also married to someone else in another state.

My guess is that we’ve all run into problems that are outside of our ability to deal with and we need help. But the help we need is not the normal kind. We don’t have millions to throw at lawyers and we don’t have the time, patience, or resources to go though official channels.   Continue reading… “The Future of the Darknet: 9 Critically Important Predictions”

Cops arrest robot that bought ecstasy with Bitcoins

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Last year a group of Swiss artists thought it would be cool to program a bot to scour the “dark web” and buy $100 worth of random goods each week using a regular Bitcoin allowance.  Items purchased by the robot include a Hungarian passport, a baseball hat that had a hidden camera installed, someone’s entire Lord of the Rings eBook collection, and some ecstasy tablets.   Continue reading… “Cops arrest robot that bought ecstasy with Bitcoins”