Undue Suspicion

July 13th, 2009

Makerbot, NYC Resistor

Spent the morning bike ride composing a scifi story about a future world where Google’s statistics driven decision making has come to dominate the planet, and chip manufacturers introduce hyper subtle ideological math bugs (ala the Pentium FDIV bug) into their products knowing they’ll eventually make their way, sleeper cell like, into the Big G logging/computation/map-reduce-democracy cluster, and there by sway the outcome of the global events.

In other news we’ve been experimenting with bucket test driven design, but there keep being heisenbugs. I might have also been reading Charlie’s How I got here in the end, part eleven: the music stops.

2 responses to “Undue Suspicion”

  1. I dig the story idea–sort of like an updated “Foundation” concept.

  2. Kellan says:

    Hadn’t thought about it terms of Asimov, but you’re absolutely right.