Somewhere Philip K. Dick is Smiling…

February 5, 2009
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Somewhere Philip K. Dick is Smiling…

… the elevator’s emergency phone system was getting a junk phone call from a robot. The robot was telling the elevator that it “should act now to renew the extended warranty on its car.” We now live in a world where machines are spamming each other.

Emergent behaviour. The world is not deterministic, it is probabilistic. You can plan — you just can’t rely on it.


Somewhere Philip K. Dick is Smiling…

… the elevator’s emergency phone system was getting a junk phone call from a robot. The robot was telling the elevator that it “should act now to renew the extended warranty on its car.” We now live in a world where machines are spamming each other.

Emergent behaviour. The world is not deterministic, it is probabilistic. You can plan — you just can’t rely on it.