Book Report: Prey

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Nano and biological computing have always been fascinating concepts to me. They may become reality soon and microprocessors will seem as foreign to us as floppy disks. Although this is fiction (for now), it’s eye-opening to hear another account of what could happen when technology runs amok. In this case, nanobots eating humans. Nothing too dramatic. Stories like these make me crave a tech detox. But on the other side of my brain, it’s interesting as a software developer to think about how you’d go about writing code to mimick behaviors of the natural world such as birds flocking, insects swarming, ants foraging, and of course, a predator stalking its prey. Any job openings, Xymos?

We are one of only three species on our planet that can claim to be self-aware, yet self-delusion may be a more significant characteristic of our kind.

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