Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NANO-IONIC RESONANCE: How to Remotely Take Over a Computer That's Not Connected to Anything

Over three years ago, I posted a rather prophetic piece, given todday's U.K. Register story (read it here) and yesterday's New York Times story (read the story here). On January 11, 2011 I wrote:
… an admittedly far-out use of nano-ionic resonance would be to actually plant The Perfect Virus in stationary devices that are not connected to the outside world and are located deep underground or behind formidable defensive barriers. 
My speculation is a major step ahead of the above Snowden revelations, in that it doesn't require inserting tech on or near target computers.

Now remember folks, that this blog is and always has been a vehicle for fleshing out material for my novels, current and future. And I've frequently contended that science fiction authors were a pretty good source for futuristic predictions (see the homage to my late friend Frank Herbert here). A general nod to military science fiction (see it here) acknowledges a broad spectrum of literary influences in my life. In fact, the single most important technological breakthrough in creating the Perfect Virus—Principle #7: Black Box Portability—was inspired by Piers Anthony's novel Macroscope.

So welcome to Daddy's Little Felons. And welcome to a most exciting 2014.


  1. Hello Mr Bennett

    And all this wonderful technology to do what?

    Spying on the enemy of the State or government?
    Spying on friends? Spy to hide information??

    + Now I'm reading a book banned in the UK (in Spanish, of course) : "Spycatcher"

    The last chapter, number 23 is very interesting. The technology changes the world of espionage and the change is not good for several reasons.

    So he is a patriot?
    + In the afterword, autor states that writing Spycatcher was motivated principally to recuperate pension income lost when the British government ruled his pension un-transferable for earlier work in GCHQ, a ruling that severely reduced his pension.

    + The world of espionage may be absurd and ridiculous:

    “There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me'.”
    ― Philip K. Dick

    Bye from Spain.

  2. Good points all, especially your Phillip K. Dick quote. My blog, as you are by now well aware, doesn't make value judgements on what's happening. I simply observe the way things are and try to connect the dots for the purpose of creating believable fiction.

    By the way, Phillip K. Dick died of pancreatic cancer, just like Judge Pat Brian, to whom I dedicated DADDY'S LITTLE FELONS and on whom my character Judge Patrick O'Shea is modeled. I have all Dick's books.

  3. + The life and work of this man is truly extraordinary.

    + He was a humble writer and his definition of reality is very inspiring:

    "Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful."

    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

    + I now believe that Biden will be the next president of the United States as Gerald Ford was.



Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?