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05-27-2010, 12:20 PM
Check out this new article Catalyst Game Labs posted on Thursday 05-27-2010 12:09 PM:

The Sixth World approaches: Computer virus infects human (http://www.shadowrun4.com/wordpress/2010/05/the-sixth-world-approaches-computer-virus-infects-human/)

You know, if I were picking and choosing which parts of the Sixth World I want to happen and which I could wait a while for, I think I’d put magic and dragons on the top of my “Happen now please,” and computer viruses infecting humans (http://www.pcworld.com/article/197294/man_infects_himself_with_computer_virus.html)on the “That can wait” list. Alas, as is often the case, reality is not matching up to my desires for it. Sure, the guy did it on purpose and the virus was benign and all, but the thing is, he did it to prove it was possible. Which it seems it is.

The article is interesting, and is worth reading if only for the classic bit of understatement at the end, delivered by the guy who infected himself: “A denial-of-service attack on a pacemaker, if such a thing were possible, would of course be very detrimental.” Good call, man.

H/T to Jeffrey Teague for sending me the link.