Issue No. 06 - November-December (2003 vol. 1)
John S. Quarterman , InternetPerils
<p>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.</p>
flash crowds, smart mobs
J. S. Quarterman, "The Ultimate in Instant Gratification," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 1, no. , pp. 56-58, 2003.