The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, Debtember 10, 2019

“War is merely the continued reliance on data when making key decisions that have broader societal implications”

This article about computer security predictions for 2020 (link via Hacker News) was written by a computer program (except for the opening paragraph, which explains that the rest of the ariticle was written by a program). And contained therein were some real gems, such as the title of this post, as well as:

(All these were “attributed” to Carl von Clausewitz; continuing …)

But the scariest quote, from prediction #7: “The End of End-User Elections” was this:

What's scary is it's just barely possible for this to happen, as thieves are using Bluetooth to target vehicles (link via Hacker News, read a few minutes after reading the previous computer generated article). Just another reason to keep computers away from elections.

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