Monday, November 1, 2010


China has fastest Supercomputer now

I wrote the above blog which also contains one of the news articles about China presently having the world's fastest supercomputer at present. After thinking about some of the ramifications about this for awhile I decided to write a second article only titling this one: "Cyberwarfare?"

Since the advent of DARPA and later the internet which started through a web composed of U.S. University Research facilities and later the World Wide Web we have seen corporate espionage conducted in the new way of data mining competitors for inventions, ideas etc. that they can steal or use without permission to gain any type of competitive edge. However, in this age of State Capitalism in many states worldwide this is also used as a type of nationalized corporate warfare against all comers.

So, in a way there is no real distinction between a National Cyberwar and a multinational state capitalism sponsored "Corporate war" to some degree. So as the definitions get more and more bleary in this international information war seemingly conducted without any real beginning or end 24 hours a day conducted on literally millions or more fronts per day, it becomes a moot point of whether a Cyberwar is going on or not, because it IS going on by every business against every other business any way it can on a nationalist level all the time 24 hours a day.

So, that even terrorism is funded by drug deals done in code over the internet internationally 24 hours a day as well to the point where one wonders whether, for example, Mexico, and the drug problems there aren't really orchestrated by Al Qaeda over in Pakistan, because why else would there be so many (7 to 10 or more large drug cartels) instead of 1 to 3 like in normal? nations. And with new giant cartels forming every year how could any nation stop or infiltrate them all?

So, what is cyberwarfare in this age of declining national power of any nation because of ever increasing out of control Globalization mostly unregulated by anyone.

Cyberwarfare could be defined differently by everyone on earth. I'm not even sure what my definition would be because I'm learning more each and every day regarding its nature. It is like watching some beast of the jungle that eats everything grow into something newer and more potentially (and actually) ominous every day.

So, the real problem of cyberwarfare is that it cannot be easily defined by any one human being anymore because it changes and morphs into something newer and more ominous to all life on earth daily.

But in regard to the western democracies and China it can be specifically daunting. The main reason is that neither China nor the U.S.  since World War I for the U.S. and since Mao Tse Tung for China has really had to back down to anyone. And this is why it is so very dangerous nationally between the U.S. and its allies and China. Both sides are forces to be reckoned with. Just look at History. And both sides are not used to ever backing down.

Sometimes it is like watching two bullies at a drunken party who come up against each other who have never lost a fight. One wonders which one will fall or die in the process. Even though the world might be entertained by this, the whole world might not be there including China or the U.S. if it comes to this because neither nation has ever had to back down for at the very least 60 or more years each. And this is the real danger if we take this nationalistically.

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