Anything earthlings can design, earthlings can hack.

It might seem like stating the obvious, but. . .many futurists and speculators and prognosticators continue to predict the “demise of coders” whether at the hands of the latest WYSIWYG drag-n-drop programming fad or because AI will program itself from now on. Maybe. But I don’t see it happening any time soon, because. . .humans will be involved with it all along the way.

Case in point: ‘Kernel memory leaking’ Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign. This is a huge deal. Wow. A looming 30% processing penalty for any and all of us running Intel chips? Damn. That’s going to leave a mark, especially wherever you’re running close to capacity and there’s no headroom to absorb the hit.

Cloud computing giants are going to suffer quite a bit, as are 3D modelers, video game developers, and videographers. Anybody who depends on software that frequently pegs her hardware at 100% CPU utilization.

I predict that we’ll have exploitable security issues long into the 24th Century after AI is already looking out for our best interests.