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The Chip: Remote Login [Jan. 3rd, 2006|02:51 pm]
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I was thinking a while back about what would be fun with the Chip: remote login. You could login to another host (i.e., body) and use its resources - input and output devices.

That is, if you have the permissions, you could share the input devices: the five senses, basically. So, you could see things through another person.

Also, if you have permissions, you could use the output devices - that is, send signals to the person's arms and so on. So, with the input and output devices, you could control the person entirely - a la Ghost in the Shell, basically.

Of course, like computers nowadays, you would have to have security - both permissions and encryption on the login (e.g., ssh).

Any other things to consider for this very super duper awesome feature of the Chip?

[User Picture]From: soapyshoes
2006-01-04 06:37 am (UTC)
I like the idea of "streaming" senses to each user, but I really don't like the idea of controlling another person. My question to you is, why would we need a function to control another person's output?

The only thing I can think of that's useful for that function would be for demonstration purposes. Other than that, I just see people saying things like, "Dude, let me jack in." "Fine, you've been bugging me about it all day. Hey... Hey! THIS ISN'T FUNNY. PULL MY PANTS UP. OH MY GOD, MY MOM IS HERE, STOP!"

You know... pranks. Not only that, but there would be an issue for manipulative people to get their greedy mitts on an important person's outputs and have them commit crimes.
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From: xiota
2006-01-04 05:07 pm (UTC)
I think there would be uses for it. Of course, there would have to be a lot of security, as mentioned - and thus pranks ideally wouldn't happen.

Doesn't have to be included, though.
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[User Picture]From: jessica_bunneh
2006-01-04 04:37 pm (UTC)
By having remote login you open the chip to a plethora of new security problems.. I don't know. It's benefits seem limited, and as jon said there's just a lot of room for manipulation and crime. The bigger a "system" gets the more holes and loops there will be. One room is easier to protect than a mansion or hotel. So yeah it sounds kind of cool, but do the pros outweigh the cons?
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From: xiota
2006-01-04 05:11 pm (UTC)
If you have the senses as "computer" devices, then this isn't a feature. It's already built in.
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