Scary thought for the weekend

22May10

Reprap generation 20 or so + proprietary objects with embedded viruses. Real ones. (Consider what you can do in postscript…)

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5 Responses to “Scary thought for the weekend”

  1. It’s only scary if they call it “Snowcrash.” Otherwise, I’ll use some Lysol on it. :)

  2. 2 x

    why is this on planet.ubuntu.com, please stop spamming

    • 3 rbtcollins

      This its my blog, and the Ubuntu feed has the whole blog; some things are more relevant than others.

      Nevertheless, this post is actually extremely relevant to Ubuntu – Free Software and its auditability is much safer for users than proprietary software which cannot be audited – and we need to make sure that as the lines blue between hardware and software – which the reprap project is doing – that we have a strong free and open culture there. Even ignoring grey goo scenarios, which I recall have been calculated to be impossible from a thermodynamic perspective, there are much greater risks when one can print ones own hardware than the risks contained in proprietary software.

  3. Have you read _Glasshouse_ by Charlie Stross?


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