We don’t know for sure if we aren’t already living inside the Matrix.
But one look at this patent might make you think that we are.
The patent reveals a plan to deploy Matrix-style agents throughout the internet.
These agents are deliberately spread to virtually every kind of device on the Internet where they look out for malicious programs (read Morpheus or Neo).
When rebellious activities are detected on a computer that may disrupt the “order” of the world, offensive agents (read Agent Smith) launch fierce DoS attacks on the computer to quell any revolt at its origin.
Of course, the patent itself is rather silent on this agenda. In the words of the patent, it’s merely a cyber defense system with a network of defensive and offensive agents.
But you know better. Don’t you?
Publication number: US 20160182533
Patent Title: COMPUTER DEFENSES AND COUNTERATTACKS
Publication date: Jun 23, 2016
Filing date: Dec 17, 2014
Inventors: William J. Purpura;
Original Assignee: The Boeing Company