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Fusion | 11.06.15

Let’s look to magicians to better understand technological deception

Tim Hwang

“In order to best understand the new technologies in our lives, it may be more useful to look to stage magicians than to source code.”

D&S researcher Tim Hwang discusses recent technological deceptions carried out by devices and services that we trust as providers but that may behave more like magicians. Hwang offers insights on how can we make sure that technology provides entertainment like we expect from David Blaine rather than con us like a Three Card Monte operator.

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