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Stigmergic Systems

February 13th, 2014 · No Comments · cyber-security, security, technology

In today’s Washington Post there was an article “Termites inspire construction robots?”,  http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/termites-inspire-construction-robots/2014/02/13/e6ef44ce-941f-11e3-83b9-1f024193bb84_story.html. The article discusses an approach to making a building following the process termites use to build their large nests. Termites, and the robots discussed in the article use a technique called stigmergy.  Communications are indirect creating loosely coupled but aligned collections capable of […]

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Using Biological Constructs As Metaphors For Developing System Architecture

August 19th, 2012 · No Comments · cyber-security, presentations, technology

Last week I read about a research team at Harvard lead by George Church that encoded Church’s next book in DNA. As the write-up in the Harvard Medical School web page, http://hms.harvard.edu/content/writing-book-dna, said: “Although George Church’s next book doesn’t hit the shelves until Oct. 2, it has already passed an enviable benchmark: 70 billion copies—roughly triple […]

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My GWU Discussion – Part 3 – What to do About Cybersecurity

May 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments · cyber-security, presentations, scada, social networking

This is my third (and thankfully to most readers, last) post about a class at I gave at George Washington University earlier this year. The professor, Dr. Robert McCreight, invites me to be a guest lecturer on cyber-security from time to time. I posted a copy of my slides in the previous two posts and do […]

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