Bruce Sterling, who has studied and written about the underside of networks since his nonfiction work "The Hacker Crackdown" of 1991, regales the audience with hair-raising real-life stories of electronic corruption and excess, and speculates on what may be coming next.
||Sterling is an author, journalist, editor, and critic. He has written eight science fiction novels and three short story collections. Sterling edited the anthology "Mirrorshades", the definitive document of the cyberpunk movement. He also wrote the nonfiction books "The Hacker Crackdown: Law And Disorder on the Electronic Frontier" (1992) and "Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years" (2003) and is a contributing editor of WIRED magazine.