Possible futures – the dangers of synthetic viruses

Today I read a thought provoking post regarding the possible future dangers of synthetic viruses. In the future companies may infect the employees of their competitors with viruses which cause them to become less productive and lazy. In addition many cures will be advertised via social media bringing benefits to society. However the downside to the proliferation of cures which can be easily downloaded and printed out, from a DNA printer and injested will be harmful viruses pretending to be benign. Such viruses may be printed out, using a DNA printer, injested and cause brain malfunctions together with other harmful side-effects. At present such speculations are in the realm of science fiction, however they will, in the view of some experts come to pass. Just as people now have to guard against computer viruses we may, in the future have to protect ourselves against synthetic viruses. For the post please visit http://blogs.computerworld.com/19409/dna_hackers_synthetic_biology_weaponized_virus_0day_exploit_to_infect_your_brain

Advertisements

About kevinmorris101

I live and work in London and blog as a hobby. If you would like to contact me please send an email to animalia at shiftmail.com (the address is rendered in this manner in order to try and defeat spammers)!
This entry was posted in Artificial Intelligence and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s