"Imagine what the world would be like if humans were as helpless as computer systems." Mark Burgess, Oslo #readingToday
Imagine what the world would be like if humans were as helpless as computer systems. Doctors would be paged every time a person felt unwell or had to do something as basic as purge their waste 'files.' They would then have to summon the person concerned in order to perform the necessary dialysis procedures and push pills into their mouths manually. Fortunately most humans have self-correcting systems which work both proactively and retroactively to prevent such a situation from arising. Not so computers: it is as though all of our machines are permanently in hospital. This paper is about the need for a new paradigm leading to the construction of a bona fide computer immune system.
Computer Immunology, Mark Burgess, 1998