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Re: [dist-obj] Ubiquitous Virus (was: The Future's so bright...)
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- Subject: Re: [dist-obj] Ubiquitous Virus (was: The Future's so bright...)
- From: Dmitri Kondratiev <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 02:18:02 -0700 (PDT)
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I think that this is not only M$ technology problem.
Virus concept (note capital letters: Virus) is much
bigger then that and as any concept evolves along with
ubiquitous networking, and mobile 'smart' things which
may be mobile smart/half-wit virus-things. The later
ones may form swarms, floks, colonies, etc.
In fact, technically there is no difference between
'good' and 'evil' mobile artificial half-wits (if I
may say so) or AWits but implications...
So, for example, in future ant-virus systems we start
talking about armies of good and evil AWits (TM) (or
'mites' using Neal Stephenson terminology) continuesly
cooperating and fighting on the Net which ineavitably
leads us to completely different computational
paradigm. This is no big news actually, interesting
part though is that we are just entering this era...
So you can view ILOVEYOU as a dinosaur in prehistoric
era of artificial mites (I like AWits better, may be
because I just cooked this word myself :)
--- Sundar Narasimhan wrote:
> Hi, Dmitri:
> Interesting isn't it? Not a single one of the
> ILOVEYOU stories I heard
> on the news mentioned that the technique used
> affects email systems on
> MSFT computers and OS's alone. So, while the press
> may write articles
> like the one by Randy Antler in "trend" pieces, it
> almost never
> mentions what MSFT has done in "event" pieces. I
> think the distinction
> is important because we don't have to "wait" for
> mayhem.. we have it
> And we have BillG pontificating about "integration"
> in interop.. with
> no credible or serious challenge that can be
> translated so the masses
> can understand.
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