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Computer viruses will make people sick, too. At least eventually.


RotavirusAs if we didn't all see it coming, a future of cybernetic humans could make us vulnerable to a whole new landscape of illnesses. Today, getting a flu is one thing, and getting a computer worm is another, but cyborg wannabe/Reading University professor Kevin Warwick argues that in the future computer viruses could spell doom for humans dependent on cybernetic implants. And if today's computer viruses tell us anything, the future could consist of viruses in which hackers gain control of people's body parts, nervous systems, and even minds.  So instead of zombie PCs spitting out spam and trojans, we'll have zombie cyborgs that are shoplifting or whatever. Go trip out on that. We'll see you in five.

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