Among the various anxieties that currently plague affluent modern society, cybercrime surely ranks near the top. It makes sense; as data comes to define our lives to a greater and greater degree, the specter of some unseen hacker pilfering our information with impunity or emptying our bank account with the click of a mouse is justified cause for concern. But perhaps we should consider the alternative.
By way of illustration, consider two robberies of fairly recent memory—one old-school, the other new. Read more about No One Gets Hurt: Why the Future of Crime May Be Less Violent and More Insidious »