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Bill Gates in "The Road Ahead":
A complete failure of the information highway is worth
worrying about. Because the system will be thoroughly
decentralized, any single outage is unlikely to have a
widespread effect. If an individual server fails, it
will be replaced and restored. But the system could be
susceptible to assault. As the system becomes more
important, we will have to design in more redundancy.
One area of vulnerability is the system's reliance on
cryptography -- the mathematical locks that keep
Excerpted in Newsweek, November 27, pp. 67-68.
Rubberneck the roadwreck with Steven Levy in "Bill's New