Future Crimes is a futurist-oriented group dedicated to studying and discussing the effects of scientific and technological progress on crime, policing and the criminal justice system.
Criminals have always been quick to adopt new technologies with the police often trailing behind. The unprecedented rapid rate of scientific progress is creating new opportunities for transnational criminal organizations to exploit these technological advancements for unintended nefarious purposes.
While many are focused on the common cyber crimes of today, this group will adopt a futurist’s approach that looks beyond today’s cyber crimes in anticipation of the next generations of criminality. Initially, the group will have a noted emphasis on virtual world crime, augmented / mixed reality crime, criminal MMORPG’s, robotic crime, nanotechnology crime, artificial intelligence/automated criminality, criminal justice implications of cloud computing and bio/genome related crimes.
Welcome to Future!
The History of Future Crimes
Future Crimes was founded and created by Marc Goodman (that’s me!). I’ve worked in the field of cyber crime, security and terrorism since the mid-1990′s. I developed the idea for Future Crimes while traveling in South America. I realized that most law enforcement and security professionals were totally focused on the crimes of today, with very little thought or attention to what was coming next. Of course this is understandable given the enormous workloads most investigators carry and the limited resources available to them.
That said, the rapidly changing pace of technology means that the time to think about future forms of crime and criminality is now. Thus I offer the resource to anybody interested in these topics. The opinions contained in the Future Crimes postings are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of any institution or organization with which I am affiliated. I hope you find it useful and sincerely welcome your comments.