Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Time Magazine Recognizes Anti-State Cyber-Warriors

Wow, Time magazine gets it. They don't use the term Anti-State Cyber Warriors, but they understand the power. Mark Thompson writes at Time:
The huge military-intelligence apparatus the nation has assembled post-9/11 is akin to a house of cards. All it takes is a Joker like Snowden, or a reporter like Hastings, to bring major chunks of it crashing down.

1 comment:

  1. In The Transhumanist Wager by Zoltan Istvan, a character named Josh is the best programmer in the world and becomes famous for hacking the Federal Reserve and so becoming a billionaire. He later joins a seastead named Transhumania and his competence as a cyberwarrior delivers important capabilities - like he digitally captures and redirects around 100 missiles back at essentially the navies of the world though sending them to different ships and later he takes control over every nuke on the planet to when the states try to make that move... but then he lets them count down to 3 seconds, freezes it and then essentially turns the Internet on and off across the planet. Now, plenty in the book for a libertarian and anarchist not to like but I enjoyed the book. The part with Josh is just part of the end.