So I’m very fascinated by bitcoin, which of course has other implications on the future, but one thing that fascinates me is how it needs to leech on people’s computing power. Of course, this is voluntary for most, but some have figured out that they can steal other’s CPU cycles. Recent examples:
And recently, a Skype-malware, which installs itselfs and uses 99% of CPU power to mine for someone else.
Botnets you say? Not exactly the same, they have mostly been used as a tool for Denial of Service attacks, but once a CPU cycle has monetary value, maybe they could also be used for this.
Our neopunk game will certainly have routines for stealing other people’s cores…