Security implications of the rise of silicon-based life forms
by Mirko Zorz - Editor in Chief - Tuesday, 16 October 2012.
Computing has entered a new era marked by the emergence of a new life form, a silicon based life form, where the center of the paradigm is not human to computer interface, but is instead silicon life form to silicon life form interface, machine to machine.
Further, the new silicon life form works relatively independent of humans, is evolving on a different evolutionary path, and is not a tool for humans to use but a complementary life form, to the human form, that enables faster co-evolution and creates phenomenon that are just starting to be described.
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