Quantum Hacking: In Search of a Unified Theory

Presented at DEF CON 12 (2004), July 31, 2004, 2 p.m. (50 minutes)

The search for a unified theory of everything in contemporary physics stems in part from the fundamental inability to reconcile quantum physics and relativity theory. This has pushed research toward complex mathematical models such as string theory in an effort to model a single way of looking at everything.

Presenters:

  • Richard Thieme / neuralcowboy - Thiemeworks   as Richard Thieme
    Richard Thieme shows how boundaries have morphed, power has been redefined, and The Matrix is more than a movie. Not since Blade Runner has a film described so well the territory that must be crossed. Owning our own souls is the ultimate intention of Third Generation Hacking, the only end that justifies the means. Thieme holds nothing back as he addresses the deeper implications of what it means to be the network. The stakes are high and the battle is worthy of our best efforts. This talk is a call to arms to accept responsibility for the life and death battle being waged for the hearts and minds of digital humanity.

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