Hacking for Humanity

Far from being isolated in cyberspace, attacks can now have devastating consequences in the physical world. One way to prevent such outcomes, surprisingly, could be to promote widespread adoption of hacking itself.

CAMBRIDGE – “Life,” Oscar Wilde famously said, “imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.” In the case of Sony Pictures’ movie The Interview, the world found itself confronted with a further iteration: life imitating art imitating life. The movie’s release sparked international intrigue, drama, and shadowy geopolitical power struggles. It even prompted a grave US Presidential address – all for a simple case of hacking.