W0000t! Computers, I’m in!
I’m not so advanced (I preffer to be humble than to disappoint you. The fact is that I was “playing” with computers since already more than 3 decades (32 years since I discovered Apple IIc and 23 years since my first 486 with 4MB of ram…
Time flies, I ran an IT Bachelor since already 4 years (still 2 years needed to complete) and last year I got the chance to learn Data Science (6 modules in 7 weeks and 24 more days with teachers)
Well I guess this is the critical moment where mankind have really to learn and understand what actions he will do because its future will depend of any of our choices.
We can use, merge and play with different technologies, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, AI, bots, blockchain, vr, IoT, etc… things are changing fast, and if we could say 20 years ago that timeframe of obsolescence was 5 years, now it’s 6 months, probably 3 months within 5 years.
Now we can find solutions that already exist rather than building one ourselves, there are a lot of opensource alternatives and hundreds of different solutions for any big leader like Google, Apple, Amazon or Facebook. Yet we have to explore it and to keep a clean database (fast fast I said… The solutions that exist now in 2018 could change/merge/disappear in 2020).
For your topic I guess the best will be to make a virtual machine of a configuration, and it could be nice if there is in that configuration, in the back-end, an AI that analyze all the software installed and that could see (and check, updating with security website) all the potential security flaws.
If by instant you run a version 10.1 on a software, and the software website announce an important security update, I guess even we can imagine a procedure that updates automatically this software (creating a restoration point to backwards in case.
Just because all the users doesn’t update automatically their software, some of them may even not have a system to check on internet if they have a future version.
Well I hope this post doesn’t make you afraid, for non-IT guys…
What I saw these last 6 months was amazing. We should really care what we can do with technology and know how to prevent worst case. Because it’s not anymore “black mirror” (cf bees drone ep.), it’s happening right now. I don’t want to make you afraid but I’m sure it’s already the reality. Look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecClODh4zYk&t=335s