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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... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Global Guerrillas
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). Unfortunately, it's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Global Guerrillas
Most places have the ability to call all residents with a message now. Very possible to do the same with alternative messages.
The more personalized the message, the more effective.
Not sure how much it would cost. All you need to do is get the evidence in the target's inbox.
Could be done on a national scale. Hmmm.
That's a cool idea. Surrender cards for known guerrillas. Taking this to the opposite extreme. Surrender cards for selected corporate/government/military targets. Sent directly or to their wives/kids.
Interesting possibilities when combined with leaked data/info from an insider too.
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: e-mail, phonecalls, and text messages. Add your ideas to the discussion below. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Global Guerrillas
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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Global Guerrillas
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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Global Guerrillas
Some random bits on ISIS and Iraq: Stupidity persists. The White House spokesman is repeatedly saying, "There are no military solutions to the problems of Iraq." The implication is that there are political solutions. That's clearly wrong. ISIS will keep... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Global Guerrillas
"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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Global Guerrillas
Here are some screen caps from a new video that is creating a firestorm of anger across the Internet. In it, two guys on vacation, lure a squirrel to the edge of the Grand Canyon with food and then boot... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Global Guerrillas
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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Global Guerrillas
War isn't that simple.
Thanks Christian. Getting back into the swing again.
ISIS isn't a state and it's not your typical insurgency. It's much more interesting than that. ISIS is a marketplace -- a freewheeling bazaar of violence -- and it is rapidly expanding. So far, it's been very successful: it operates... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Global Guerrillas
Hope you like it. JR
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on The American Way at Global Guerrillas
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on The American Way at Global Guerrillas
I've been digging deeply into the future of bots and warfare for a booklet I'm putting out. The more I dig, the more I believe that bots are more dangerous than terrorist attacks and global climate change, by a country... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Global Guerrillas
The huge government bureaucracies we see today didn't get so big because they were the only way to meet economic and social needs. They became so powerful because of their unrivalled ability to wage total war. The twentieth century proved... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Global Guerrillas
Read the booklet.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2014 on The American Way at Global Guerrillas
Liddell Hart, the famous historian and warfare theorist, maintained that all great military victories were won by one thing: the indirect approach. Although Hart's analysis is a little light, he's is right about one thing. The best path between two... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Global Guerrillas
My new booklet, "The American Way" is now on Amazon. If you are wondering what is wrong with America. This booklet provides a concise answer. Also, this booklet provides a way to get us back on a path towards economic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Global Guerrillas