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Milestone Q4 2011: The bot crossing point

September 17, 2014 - 06:08 -- Admin

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. 

Bots Everywhere

September 16, 2014 - 05:24 -- Admin

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 "Gog" (worth watching on Netflix Instant).

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.