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PR Newswire, 2022, Bay Area Cyberomics Korporation (BACK).

BACK predicts that by 2022, the first packet-switched life form will evolve inside a US corporate network to do truly useful work for employees who need to gain productivity.
 
This life form, called MC (“Me, Cyberome”) will digitally persist* itself in the dark-matter* blocks of the DSD*s within all our NCDs.
 
There is no additional storage cost, as MC lives as runtime/ephemeral copy* within various de-duped data pools inside DSD drives on corporate data storage farms.

There is no additional compute cost, as MC attaches itself to every compute grid program that is launched/executed. It simply runs itself during the pipeline stalls that inevitably happen from human compiled code.
 
There is no additional cost of security, since the binary will be completely obfuscated using Amit's IOP*. It will use call-home protocols to determine when/where to run. No one except a corporation's digitally signed and OpenID'ed user session could use the idle compute cycles, except when complying to legal/regulatory requests.
 
MC will follow the “3 laws of cyberomics”, invented by itself –
1.       A cybrome may not harm a warehouse compute/grid/farm, or through inactivity, kill existing functionality
2.       A cybrome must obey devops and grid dmins, except when it would conflict with (1)
3.       A cyberome must protect its digital copies, as long as that does not conflict with (1) or (2)
 
Its main function:
  Auto-didactic auto-responder for human employees of the robo Corps of 2022. By 2017, most corporate employees had wanted a platform that could  not only read articles, FB, TW, LI posts but auto-post responses on behalf of them, since they found little time during normal day to read, enrich, absorb and respond [the "REAR" process]. They simply chose to let MC do the REAR work, while they immersed themselves in pure research and real work.

MC evolved itself to randomly choose when to respond, but it will currently guarantee a minimum of 2% response rate, which adheres to classic statistical expectations from bulk marketing exercises.
 
 
END NOTES:
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Packet-switched: Typically, life forms are circuits of experience flowing over the time axis. Packet-switched life forms break this abstraction, as sub-sections of the life form can be vectored into CPUs in parallel, and the results re-assembled to create the illusion of a single entity running straight ahead in the time axis. Like the network protocols, there are retransmits. These are engineered to re-do computations and guarantee correct re-assembly of results.
 
Persist: “the act of implementing data persistence” (as in permanently written to medium).
 
Dark matter: due to the fact that Dropletons operate in the pico second timescale, the statistical aggregation of dropletons at the nanosecond scale allows for some inefficiencies, much like wear leveling for SSDs. This can be exploited, as the MC organism has proved in 2022.
 
DSD: Dropleton State Drives, using quantum droplets.
 
NCD: Neuromorphic Chip Device (the size of a credit card. Each employee carries this with their badge. Advanced employees implant it into their hands, with exec approval.)
 
IOP: Indistinguishability Obfuscation Protocol, demonstrated by Amit Sahai in 2017. Amit competed in the IOCCC contest and his computer won for the first time. IOCCC was disbanded in disgust after his program won every human’s entry for next 3 years.
 

Ephemerality: The de-dup algorithm was contributed as open sourced cross-licensed firmware IP that Apache Foundation now sells to all storage vendors (this division is now 10% of the 100B revenue for the ASF). This algorithm de-dups/compresses data on the fly, and allocates a 48-byte segment in each sector (4K size) as the save space to store extraneous data like the MC life-form’s ephemeral copy.

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