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Open Loop Nation

January 25, 2017 - 05:50 -- Admin

The US, as a socio-economic system, is now running open loop.  

Not only that, it's running open loop in an extremely chaotic environment and that's bad news.  While open loop systems are extremely stable under controlled conditions, they can be just the opposite in complex, rapidly changing or uncertain environments.  In those environments they fail quickly or worse:  they run amok.    

Will the World be Safer or More Dangerous Under a Trump Presidency?

January 20, 2017 - 04:26 -- Admin

With Trump's inauguration tomorrow, I thought this thinking might be useful.


I was on a panel at the always insightful Suits and Spooks conference in Washington DC last week (it's an eclectic mix of IC pros and cybersecurity execs from around the world). It was lots of fun.  The topic of discussion on my panel was the title of this post:  will the world be safer or more dangerous under a Trump presidency?

Botting Politics

January 19, 2017 - 07:05 -- Admin

During the 2012 US Presidential election, the Romney campaign was accused of buying fake Twitter followers from a bot network after he gained a whopping ~150,000 new followers in one day.  Romney's following jumped 17% in one day, providing him with a significant bump in the general perception of his grassroots popularity and support for a paltry ~$2,700 ($18 per thousand followers). 

Our Addiction to Kompromat

January 18, 2017 - 12:41 -- Admin

Russia has two exports: energy and kompromat. Since energy isn't nearly as valuable as it was a decade ago, Putin has increased Russia's production of kompromat to compensate. So far, he's been fairly successful with this, but for an unexpected reason.

The Race to Weaponize Empathy

January 17, 2017 - 23:30 -- Admin

There's a war for the future being waged online. It's being fought across the world's online social networks, and the outcomes of these online battles increasingly dictate the outcome of what happens later in the real world.

One of the most successful tactics used in this war is the manipulation of language in order to confuse, scare, nullify or outrage targeted audiences with the objective of making money, aggregating political power, and disrupting opponents.

The US is Officially a Banana Republic: the CIA is trying to topple the Government

December 16, 2016 - 23:51 -- Admin

There's an electoral coup underway.

The number of potentially faithless Republican electors is now up to 50, more than enough to deny Trump the votes he needs for an EC win and/or give Hillary Clinton the votes she needs to win.

The stealth effort, led by liberals who believe Trump is a danger to the US, has been underway since the election.