Skip to content

Futurist Friday: Securing the Future

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog

Followers of CFM may have noticed I’m on a bit of a “creepy” streak–from blogging about how museums may start surveilling their visitors, to noting the emergence of computer viruses that can leap from machine to machine via sound

In keeping with this creepy theme, your Futurist Friday assignment for this Day of the Dead is a series of video shorts by Trend Micro, based on the Project 2020 report by the  International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA). 

This  web series, set in the fictional European country of “South Sylvania,” explores how mobile and cloud based technologies may influence how we work, interact with each other, and what vulnerabilities they may introduce into our world. Well-plotted and well acted, these scenarios are gripping depictions of a plausible future in which we have put too much faith, and entrusted too much of ourselves and our data, to an overarching digital infrastructure. 

I’ve embedded the first episode below, and you can find all the episodes on the Trend Micro site. (There are five so far–each is about 5 minutes long. Great for micro-viewing–Enjoy! Once the series concludes, we can compare notes.)

Skip over related stories to continue reading article

AAM Member-Only Content

AAM Members get exclusive access to premium digital content including:

  • Featured articles from Museum magazine
  • Access to more than 1,500 resource listings from the Resource Center
  • Tools, reports, and templates for equipping your work in museums
Log In

We're Sorry

Your current membership level does not allow you to access this content.

Upgrade Your Membership


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to Field Notes!

Packed with stories and insights for museum people, Field Notes is delivered to your inbox every Monday. Once you've completed the form below, confirm your subscription in the email sent to you.

If you are a current AAM member, please sign-up using the email address associated with your account.

Are you a museum professional?

Are you a current AAM member?

Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription, and please add to your safe sender list.