Friday, January 8, 2010
Connecting The Dots
Several years ago, economists argued that new computer technologies would allow for decentralized information signals to be gathered about terrorist activities around the world. The system lasted just a few days after becoming public, after virtually all of our political elites denounced the idea as "terror markets." I was just thinking how things might have been different over the past few months if people with on-the-ground information had been able to disseminate signals about activities behind the scenes of the Ft. Hood shootings and the underwear bomber.