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  • Title: Breakpoint
  • Author: Richard A. Clarke
  • ISBN: 9780399153785
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fiction Terrorism Novel
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    1. Clarke is at it again, using the novel as a way to tell tales he probably couldn t get away with in non fiction The focus here is on the nation s communications apparatus Some nation or group has set about bombing the cables that connect the USA com network with Europe Several communications satellites have been hacked and redirected to places other than their usual geostationary orbits Experts in data and communications and their facilities are being destroyed Is it the Chinese who are behind i [...]

    2. Cyber Security Blog terebrate twitter raceBannon99Executive Summary If you like Michael Crichton stories like Jurassic Park and State of Fear, you will like this book It is not a must read for cyber security professionals, but it is an entertaining story that you can hand to your family members, friends and bosses to illustrate what could be done in cyber space by a well resourced adversary Along the way, you will learn a little about the ethical issues, pro and con, surrounding the Transhumanis [...]

    3. The writing plot didn t especially grab me, but it was interesting to think about how out of touch and in the dark literally we d all be if our globally intertwined technology was disconnected by a group, an individual, or agents of a nation state, for whatever reason terrorism, competition, fear, or just to prove it could be done Written by the former Special Adviser to the President for Cyberspace Security among several federal posts , Clarke adds a few notes about existing and emerging techno [...]

    4. President Bush s former counter terrorism chief, Richard Clarke wrote this spy thriller Found it intriguing to read a fictional story about terrorism written by someone who was inside and at the top of U.S counter terrorism How much is pure invention, and how much reality based observation

    5. The last sentence of this book speaks volumes Sometimes you can tell truth through fiction The basic point is this Our technological infrastructure is woefully underprotected, and a terrorist organization with enough resources would be able to bring not only our country, but the world itself, to its knees with a few well placed explosives and a series of ones and zeroes While reading this book it becomes clear that the author, former counterterrorism czar Richard A Clarke, is not so much trying [...]

    6. Richard Clarke s strong spot is espionage pulp fiction, and it shows here He makes a valiant attempt to paint a picture of what a coordinated attack on America s network infrastructure would look like, and he does a fairly good job of staying accurate with terminology But it all comes across a little too simplistically, with frequent attempts at geek culture that don t translate well, and a poor excuse at a gotcha surprise ending If you enjoyed The Scorpion s Gate, you might enjoy this too That [...]

    7. Breakpoint is another warning about the high voltage danger to our communication networks illustrated in my novel PeaceMaker Both novels, set in 2012, warn of the vulnerabilities of our computer linked societies Disrupt these networks and society crumbles The equation is simple Technology Terrorism Destruction The strength of Breakpoint is Richard Clarke s insider knowledge of the federal government s alphabet agencies As a high level pro in the Clinton and both Bush administrations, he understa [...]

    8. In Against All Enemies, Richard Clarke warned about how we were conducting the war against terror In his bestselling first novel, The Scorpion s Gate, he demonstrated what could happen And now, in Breakpoint, America s preeminent counterterrorism expert and 1 bestselling author shows us all what might come next The global village an intricately intertwined network of technology that binds together the world s economies, governments, and communication systems So large, so vital and so fragile Now [...]

    9. Please Don t waste your time This was such a political, passive aggressive story that I thought I was reading something by Michael Moore I thought the book would be an entertaining story based around cool technological stuff but it was all about his whining and complaining about the war, the president, this, that and how he was always picked last for teams.He doesn t build the story He doesn t build the characters There is no writing flow to the story Nothing gets built up There are no highs or [...]

    10. This work of near future fiction by the former Anti Terrorism Czar looks at the investigation of a series of terrorist attacks on the United States centered on internet and other computer infrastructure Examined in a cursory manner are issues regarding performance enhancing pharmaceuticals used, for example, by police or soldiers genetic enhancements reverse engineering of the human brain artificial intelligence and others I m not sure if the techies out there would enjoy this book It has a Tom [...]

    11. Richard Clarke s Breakpoint is a thriller of bizarre proportions Reading it on the heels of Michael Crichton s Next makes me feel that perhaps there certain fairly interesting ideas out there that makes the future full of interesting possibilities It is one of the entertaining books I ve read this year I recommend it.Richard Clarke is another person whose material contributions to the country have been completely obliterated by the politics of vicious ripping and staunch defending of the Bush A [...]

    12. I was planning to rate this book as not exactly literature It s not elegant, the language isn t lilting, the characterization is a little thin However, a few nights into reading it, I can no longer be sure if the plot points I remember are from the book, or from recent news This stuff is all happening for real What it says on the cover, is right Some of us have learned to listen when Richard Clarke has something to say In the end, I m pleased that this former government agent and White House ins [...]

    13. Really a 4 for me I have read all of Clarke s books since 9 11 Breakpoint is fictional but filled with implications of where rapid increases in technology, man machine connections, genome study, weapons design, and international relations and competition may be taking our world and, esp the USA I have listened to this book before but it s better this time around I picked it up to re listen just after I listened to Clarke s Your Country Failed You More to come

    14. Richard Clarke has doe it again created a novel of fiction with such a believable story line that it can only be called real fiction Much of the technology presented in this book seems beyond belief but within the reach of science The basis of the story in that how vulnerable this technology is is scary to say the least It will surely open your eyes to see how close we are to our technology and how a few smart hackers could bring it all down.

    15. Richard Clarke used to be a the counter terrorism chief of the National Security Council so any book written by him on terrorism is going to be different from most writers In Breakpoint he extrapolates from current technology trends to outline what could happen to America It s a mixture of optimism and pessimism at 100 miles an hour.

    16. Kind of hard to follow, but the premise is we have reached a point where technology and biology co mingle It s amazing to realize how far along we are in the process we are and to think about where we might be heading Clarke has the ability to make you realize how the future isn t that far away and really makes you think about the direction we are headed as a society.

    17. Wow, talk about science fiction The technology and biotechnology imagined in this book seem believable and alarming I hope they are not actual products, and the terrorist actions against our infrastructure are VERY troublesome I hope we have safeguards in place in the event someone attempts to implement them

    18. An interesting book However, because Clarke served in the Clinton Administration, his biases showed through He made Christians the bad guys in this novel, which was a total fabrication of reality While the technology was interesting and apparently on the horizon , the story was fast paced and the characters were believable.

    19. This novel is set in 2010 It is about cyberterrorism A group of terrorists blows up the transatlantic cable between the US and Europe, sends major communications satellites spinning off into space and shuts down the electric grid throughout the western US A pair of CIA operatives, along with a hacker they recruit try to track down who the bad guys are, and bring them to justice.

    20. Really interesting near future techno terrorism novel Richard Clarke is a good author and very knowledgeable on the subject I still need to read his other novel, Scorpion s Gate, but I m really interested in doing so.

    21. This is not great literature, and there is no character development However, if you have an interest in the intersection of science, technology, politics and religion you will likely enjoy it A great adventure tale chock full of important information, and very timely.

    22. a few incorrect details nerd trivia like the IP range given for MIT does start with 18, but doesn t go beyond 256 Also, 802.11 is described as the frequency nope but this was a fun, fast read that gives pause for though.

    23. Great book about the future and singularity Good foreshadowing about Ray Kurzwell s predictions and some of the repercussions that may occur with advancements in technology As for the book as a novel, it was good Nice thriller and interesting.

    24. This techno thriller started with a great premise and interesting characters It was a little hard to follow at times due to the multiple POVs and the extensive use of technical language The ending was rather predictable and stretched credibility, which dropped my rating from a four to a three.

    25. A good book for those who like the science fiction cyber terrorism genre with a twist of murder mystery and who done it An easy read that looks into the future of what could happen if IT were to continue to speed ahead unchecked Think The Matrix 75 yrs before the machines take over.

    26. Richard Clarke, the former counter terrorism chief writes about cyber terrorism My feeling is he does better briefings than story telling I think it was a little far fetched Discussing future technology development is interesting, but it may not work as predicted.

    27. This book points out how depended on electronics from telephone to internet in our daily communication not just with famailies but international as well goverments as they monitor each other This knowledge n the hands of persons who have less than honorable means can cause frightening results.

    28. this book was awesome Every chapter was educational and entertaining This guy has the background to freak you out if you are in IT While reading this book, I couldn t hardly stand the nightly news b c something futuristic in this book came true Freakyish, but an awesome read.

    29. Intriguing Making a way to engage new technologies through the vehicle of the novel It s moving so fast in so many areas Clarke has the ability to cram this all together in an enjoyable format.

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