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The IRS Bot Scam from Pakistan

August 12, 2014 - 00:32 -- Admin

I just got a call from the IRS bot today.  It threatened me in a computerized voice with an audit and prompted me to call it back to take with an agent.  

Of course, the call I got wasn't the IRS.  The IRS doesn't initiate an audit that way (it mails you).  

It was from scam bot from Pakistan.

Neutralizing the Cyberwarfare Bazaar

August 9, 2014 - 04:06 -- Admin

Most of the weapons used cyberwarfare aren't being built in secret government labs.

They are being built for sale in global cyberbazaars by private individuals living in countries all over the world.  

The fact is that most of the people in the US national security system don't get this.  

Dan Greer, the information guru at the CIA's venture arm In-Q-Tel, does.

History Will Be Written by the Bots

August 7, 2014 - 06:57 -- Admin

"History is written by the victors"  Winston Churchill

Churchill was right.

In the case of humanity, our history is going to be written by bots.

Bots aren't just mechanical.  They are also made out of software.  

Software bots already dominate trading on Wall Street and they are making inroads in nearly every knowledge-based profession. 

They are also doing more and more of the writing being done online.

A Bot in Every Garage and on Every Street

August 4, 2014 - 06:00 -- Admin

Here's an idea on how fast bots are going to roll out and why botageddon in some form is inevitable.  

Morgan Stanley (with good reason) anticipates that 100% of all of the automobiles sold in the US will be self-driving by 2026.  

That's only 12 years from now.

What's pushing this forward so fast?  

Driving bots are already do a better job at driving than people do.  

Botageddon

August 1, 2014 - 06:23 -- Admin

I've been digging deeply into the future of bots and warfare for a booklet I'm putting out.  

The more I dig, the more I believe that bots are more dangerous than  terrorist attacks and global climate change, by a country mile.

The END of BIG Bureaucracy

July 31, 2014 - 03:36 -- Admin

The huge government bureaucracies we see today didn't get so big because they were the only way to meet economic and social needs.  

They became so powerful because of their unrivalled ability to wage total war.  

The twentieth century proved it, again and again:  Nothing could stand in the way of a bureaucratic state that fully mobilizes for total warfare except another bureaucratic state.  

Only a bureaucratic state has the capacity to:

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