Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists
Published by Oxford University Press
Year: 2020

That digital technologies are disruptive has become commonplace. Audrey Kurth Cronin meticulously shows how digital technologies like the Internet, smartphones, and artificial intelligence—as did earlier innovations like dynamite and the Kalashnikov rifle—have expanded the reach and force of malicious non-state actors. The book’s greatest virtue may be its calm voice. Cronin shows that the destructive potential of digital technologies is a predictable result of market forces—and that governments can, and should, use regulation to curb those dangers without blocking innovation that enriches lives around the world.