Monday, June 6, 2011


"International traffic has dried up on our test bed. Meanwhile the global monitor is showing a substantial increase in strategic maneuvering. If Jinan is a source of interest, how should we update the Persona Detection Facility?"

...darkness, my old friend?
Work and the project were uppermost in his mind. But also fair to say, something else was nipping at its heals.

"What did you mean when you mentioned, stalking?"

"Its a remarkably effective quick-reaction tactic, false inflammatory allegations that trigger the reptilian portion of the human brain.

"You may have noticed it when the discussion was moving closer to revealing the organized deception. The competition's soldiers are trained in this technique. The training also involves overriding kind impulses that could undermine the mission."

Had the effort to attract infiltration worked? Did they have the data? Or were they inclined to step back because the other team had won a round? More and more it seemed that the competition had defined the interaction as warfare not just for their soldiers and lieutenants but perhaps at the top of the command hierarchy as well.

The degree to which this secret warfare had permeated the ecosystem was just becoming apparent. A sophistication as exemplified by rapid deployment and command driven network effects and all the while cleverly hidden.

"An organism at war with itself is doomed."

"And now who will help us understand this simple wisdom three decades later?"

"I'd like to believe we are helping."

"Me too."

© 2011 Buzz Hill

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