Posted Feb 2, 2008 0:45 UTC (Sat) by man_ls
In reply to: LCA: Bruce Schneier on the two sides of security
Parent article: LCA: Bruce Schneier on the two sides of security
That will protect you from paying attention to what Schneier calls movie-plot threats (to an extent, as long as you don't go to the movies). But what I gather from his speech is that we are wired to be like this; unfortunately you cannot change this fact with any strategy.
Maybe watching less TV you can mitigate how "exploitable" this built-in fearful inner self is. TV tends to take advantage of our innermost fears, so maybe frequent watchers are sensitized to security theater. But I tend to think that we actually are wired the way Schneier says: people in other ages (even before there was TV, kids) were as fearful and exploitable as we are now.
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