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The Ultimate in Instant Gratification
November-December 2003 (vol. 1 no. 6)
pp. 56-58
John S. Quarterman, InternetPerils

In 1973, Larry Niven published a short story called "Flash Crowd" that imagines teleportation as the most widely used transportation mechanism. Today's technology offers something almost comparable: smart mobs brought together via the Internet.

Index Terms:
flash crowds, smart mobs
Citation:
John S. Quarterman, "The Ultimate in Instant Gratification," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 56-58, Nov.-Dec. 2003, doi:10.1109/MSECP.2003.1253569
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