Calling all wannabe Tony Starks… Stuxnet needs you

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

I saw this video in class today as an introduction to infographics and bravo because they truly are captivating.

This sparked a whole range of excitement for me, however, since I love infographics and also HOW COOL IS THIS GUYS YOU GET TO BE LIKE TONY STARK AKA IRON MAN AND MAKE A REALLY COOL WEAPON OR SOMETHING!!!!

Excitement aside, this is really exciting you guys.

Everyone’s scared of biological warfare becoming the next big thing… but what about an open online warfare? One where no one knows who’s shooting whom. It sounds kind of like a scary version of Zenon girl of the 21st century to me. Although I suppose it opens up a whole new range of ethical questions and dilemmas since now that could potentially change the age of the draft to just simply whoever can think of the code the fastest… whether they be a 40 year old general or a 12 year old super hacker.

Well, I’m not very good at coding but I can dream about creating some super smart program like this and essentially becoming an anonymous weapon maker like Tony Stark. I guess that means we need to start thinking of a nerdier super hero name than Iron Man… Coding Man? The Webmaster? The Dark Array? Javatron?

You guys have any clever ones? Let’s hear them.

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