This is a very old blog post of mine documented in early December, 2004. Just to share at this new place, here it is,
Where are we heading? Is this what we are fighting for? Is there anything real? ‘The Matrix has You’ Sometimes you have to use your imagination in order to succeed, that goes not only for hacking but everything. We are already in the works of making realistic AI, the informative age; instead of interacting physically we now interact through tools. A computer can be a good friend, they never argue, and hopefully or most of the time do what you tell them to. There are a vast amount of Satellites helping us persuade world wide communication. The society has gone into a state where it is and will become more vulnerable, what would we do if internet crashed? 20 years ago nothing would have happened, today hell and chaos would break loose. We, the reality, are so dependent of virtuality!
Anything the mind of man can make, the mind of man can break
You have probably seen on the news, (Teen) charged with bank hacking/abuse. Many people think, what a moron right, hack a bank and get caught. What you don’t notice is the big percentage of bank hacks that never gets solved or even noticed. Quite an interesting thought… imagine a worm in a modern day bank system eating 1 Re of 10000 random accounts each month, it’s in the system, unnoticed. Imagine that within a random system like the lottery there is a pattern, fiction or reality? To be honest, there is today a very fine line between the two expressions. Some people say anything is possible, others are skeptical. Remember that, on the internet it’s nothing more than data being sent between, bank or not, encrypted data or not, it’s still information being sent regardless of from where and what kind. Let’s say I login to my internet bank, and I transfer 500Rs to a friend, from the ground up it is 1’s and 0’s being processed, it is a command with data in it that tells the other bank that his funds has raised by 500, and mine has dropped. More advanced or not, bottom line is, it’s only data. In fact, most of the money today does not exist, it exists only as numbers on hard drives, not hard material. If the various governments around the world would print out all the money that exists only as numbers we would probably run out of paper – Who knows, maybe someday we wont even use money as in papers, only cards such as credit cards or debit cards to pay, where we wont need any hard material, it is simply numbers being shifted around, in virtuality, it does not exist physically. Its really strange that virtuality is what we depend upon for reality… Many people choose to educate themselves within this sort of area because they’re afraid. The fact of the matter is that a large percent does not trust the internet, nor computers, and they shouldn’t. Smart people should start learning this kind of stuff right now, not because they want to be criminals but because they want to be secure and feel safe.
Real power lies in what you know, not what you defeat.
Software today are climbing a never ending ladder, the viruses gets smarter, after that happens the antivirus software gets better, and it goes on and on into eternity. There are and will come viruses with extreme sophistication, there are already a big amount of worms that shuts down running antivirus software when it attacks your computer, worms that has no pure origin but lives and spreads on the internet. A package of code that updates itself with new code when it needs to. A popular type of virus is the one that attaches itself to a file and then spreads around, but that is a bit outdated. The new better ones spreads through security holes, meaning they go straight into your memory, from there it has the power to do mostly anything. Remember, its even more dangerous if a VIRUS can do anything if not everything!
So what if I change the quote:
Anything what a virus can break, will man be able to make?
… and the arguments continue. Machines are really our make but what if Matrix proves right… What will happen when one day we wake up to know that Wachauski Brothers were not showing us the fiction but our future… and the dangerous thing is that time is not running, though human is! and that too towards infinite dark… You tell me how long will the torch light burn? At last we will merge into the eternity and vast darkness… and that will be the end to mark a new beginning where machines will be there to rule us, get the work out of us. They will give us that much freedom what their work demands… So, why are we giving all the rights to machines? Why are we making them believe our dependence on them? Are they really making our life comfortable?
Yes? Think again…
PS: Excuse if this may sound ‘weird’ but back in 2004, I just thought to jot something off my mind!