A very serious and terrifying aspect of contemporary society is the ever-present threat of terrorist activity. Understanding this ominous kind of threat is the best way to prepare for it, and this book provides rich insight into: the definitions and classifications of terrorism; the impact of international events on terrorism in the United States; trends in domestic terrorism; infiltration by foreign terrorist groups; media and terrorism; reducing the risk and deterrents; and current trends and projects for the future.
Cyber-Biotech Terrorism: Going High Tech in the 21st Century
As computers become increasingly inexpensive, small, and user-friendly, cyberspace crime, including terrorism, is being “democratized.” That is, soon almost anyone will be capable of participating. Beyond this, as biochip computer implants (Stephens, 1992, 1995) emerge, providing an exponential gain in brain power even among the undereducated, new categories of terrorism and terrorists will appear. Possibly the most feared of these future cyberterrorists will be the brain stalkers: individuals who hack into biochip implants and harass via intercepting, interacting, demanding, criticizing, humiliating, threatening, and ultimately terrorizing the targeted individual's thoughts and dreams (Stephens, 1995).
Because the United States leads the world in development of the information age and its ...