The Virus of the Viral

The first time the term virus was used in the sense of a computer virus was in 1972. A book called When Harlie Was One introduced the term. It was about a Artificial Intelligent computer named Harlie who had a god complex. The 3rd image below was the kindle version of the cover.

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he word viral comes from virus. Today to have something go “viral” is consider a good thing. We might want to rethink that and understand AI is way makes anything go viral. The king of viruses.

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