Digital Democracy Preface

I do not expect everyone to read, understand, agree, or enjoy every chapter in this book. The subject of cybersecurity is too extensive, while a readable text is too short. Instead, I hope to provoke a debate on the future and the urgent need for Industrial Strength Computer Science. Everyone should be concerned; damaging cyber-society by accident is one thing, but the critical flaws in the vital technology of the 21st Century are visible to one and all, and a scientific solution exists.  I attempt to attract all readers to discover something about the black art of the 21st Century. It is important to us all. There are several chapters anyone can read without any great technical skills. The last chapter, in particular, is for all to understand. The message I hope is clear. There are other more technical chapters, but I do not write them for a technical review. They are there to make a point, not to define a solution. The reader should know solutions exist while the details must be refurnished by today's experts and the latest technology. This...
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