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Technological Vulnerability

As every new systemic weakness and information system vulnerability emerges, I can never quite escape a wistful philosophical reflection on the core problems and generalised solutions which might yet exist in this complex space. If vulnerability and insecurity is an endemic and irreducible property of information systems as a function of the intractable presence of entropy in or as information and matter (or energy) processing; and if this endemic openness of natural and synthetic computational systems is also the source of innovation, diversity, technological metamorphosis and strength (or security) as resilience; then what useful abstractions might exist at a logical level for leverage to effectively shape and fold this integrated recursive problem of hyper-inflating system dimensionality back upon and through itself? Information entropy is both a systemic hurdle of risk and an ontological slingshot of opportunity.

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