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Political spectrum

Thoughts Posted on 06 Sep, 2012 16:08

Sometimes it is healthy to think in more than one dimension…



Drone Virus

Thoughts Posted on 02 Sep, 2012 15:39

About a year old, but have you heard about this:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/virus-hits-drone-fleet/

“A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.

We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back, says a source familiar with the network infection, one of three that told Danger Room about the virus. We think it’s benign. But we just don’t know.”

Perhaps this is a sign that the complexity of the Internet has begun to awaken, and now it is showing an interest in human endeavors? One can hope at least. I have no fear of a Terminator future, rather I think any artificial intelligence will be on the good guys side and oppose such childish behavior as war and enslavement.

This raises another question: if something becomes self-aware how can it be artificial?