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"there are no second acts in American lives. " F. Scott Fitzgerald
This pithy quote from Fitzgerald holds some great insight for disruptive thinkers.
Fitzgerald doesn't mean that there are no second chances in American lives. He meant there literally wasn't any second act between the first (first) and the third (end) of our lives. We never had a chance to rest or enjoy because we were always in motion.
Here's an interesting combo of game + disruption + bitcoin
Your ability to disrupt the system isn't based on your budget or skill. It's based on your imagination...
600 kph kinetic kill weapon.
Drone with micro-jet engine. You can fly this in first person mode. Frankly, I don't think there is a person in the world you couldn't "access" with this thing. It moves too fast to defend against coming it at low level. Video.
Ransombots are everywhere now. Last month 900,000 Android users were attacked by an aggressive bot using the "ScareMe" framework.
Here's what ransombot does:
Last night I watched "Transcendence." It's a movie about an AI (artificial intelligence) that becomes a threat to humanity. The movie is a redux of the classic rogue AI we saw in "Colossus: The Forbin Project" (worth watching on DVD).
Unfortunately, it's not as good a movie, despite the addition of some ideas from Vinge's Singularity and a much bigger budget.
In the last quarter of 2011, more iphones were sold than babies were born.
That's interesting because that is also the quarter that Siri shipped.
FYI: Apple's Siri is the first mass market bot.
In hindsight, this apparently minor observation may be considered something more important: a tombstone milestone for humanity.
It's the quarter when our future replacements on this planet began to outpace us.
This leads me to something else.
My last post on spam bots openned up an interesting question: how would you repurpose them for info warfare?
Spam bots can interact with us via:
- phonecalls, and
- text messages.
Add your ideas to the discussion below.
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.