I just read "Semper Human" by Ian Douglas, and it gave me an interesting idea. During a raid-attack the space marines unleash a bot whose single directive is to find an access point for the local network and forcibly upload dozens upon dozens of special netwar infomorphs. These infomorphs are forks of the netwar staff back at headquarters, but have been pruned to utterly disregard self-preservation and be totally okay with being deleted when the mission is completed. Essentially, this would be the same as unleashing any kind of hacking AI (just with better skills than the off-the-shelf versions). But, how would you handle spamming a network with overwhelming numbers of AIs? Any ideas?
Fri, 2014-03-21 19:26#1