The world-renowned technology, film, and music conference, South by Southwest (SXSW), takes place in Austin, TX every spring, and it is attended by influencers, entrepreneurs, and innovators from around the globe. The conference has launched the startup careers of countless entrepreneurs, including the founders of Twitter, and it provides a wealth of knowledge to its attendees through numerous panels and workshops. As a result, makers, hackers, inventors, producers, dreamers, and corporations – big and small – attend the conference by the tens of thousands, and the influence it has on society reaches millions every year.
Of particular note this year, is a panel submitted for consideration entitled Run your own counterintelligence service with SDR. For those unfamiliar with the term SDR, it stands for “software defined radio,” and it has revolutionary potential when it comes to analyzing the electromagnetic spectrum. Wireless devices, and their associated electromagnetic radiation, are exploding in number and they are everywhere. Smartphones, smart meters, appliances, and a whole host of emerging IoT devices are familiar to us all. SDR, unlike expensive hardware of the past, makes it very affordable to analyze, monitor, and understand their radiation that our generation is the first to be bombarded with on such a massive scale. Furthermore, as any biophysicist will tell you, certain electromagnetic frequencies can have negative effects on the biological systems of humans, and have even been weaponized. SDR holds the potential to deter the spreading abuse of such covert weapons that are already being used to carry out Soviet style purges in America (See BiggerThanSnowden.com). Therefore, this topic is of paramount importance.
The only way to preserve democracy is for the citizenry to remain informed. It’s difficult with the explosion of technology in the past century, but it’s still incumbent upon society. The aforementioned panel on SDR will contribute to this necessary goal.
To ensure this panel makes it as a finalist, I urge everyone to vote for it today at: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/70975. Voting for the SXSW “PanelPicker” ends on 8/25/17, so don’t delay – it just takes a minute or two. The above link also contains more information and sources regarding the speech and technology, which is being delivered by an ingenious Silicon Valley engineer named James Brown. My hat goes off to him for sharing such invaluable research with the world, and I pray that it garners enough votes to bring this fascinating topic to South by Southwest in 2018!
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