We all live in a SFnal universe now.
Posted August 31, 2011on:
I heard something wonderfully (or frightfully) science fictional on NPR the other day. They were talking with a security firm who figured out how to unlock car doors via text message.
The firm sounds all Sneakers-esque, and breaking into a car through a text message sounds like something Cory Doctorow or William Gibson would write into a SF book, doesn’t it? And if it wasn’t in the most recent James Bond movie, I’m sure it’ll be in the next one, although sadly not provided by Q.
read or listen to the full story here it’s quick and truly fascinating.
The most fun (or most scary, depending on how you look at it) part of this is thinking about the next step, from both sides of it. Up here in the north, we love our remote car starters. Text message car starting means you can do it from far away. from your bedroom, or your basement, or penthouse apartment, or the luggage pickup at the airport. Claudia (who I adore!!) hacked into someone’s GPS on Warehouse 13 last night . . . .
you see? fun and scary! aannnnddd . . . . . I think I’ll be walking or biking to work for a little while!