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You want Armageddon? Try this.

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You want Armageddon?  Try this.

Forget the recession, high taxes, regulation, the sequester and even random asteroids. If you want to lose sleep, think about the internet collapsing. Sweet dreams.

Danny Hillis has been an Internet user since the earliest of days. He registered the third domain name ever. He still has a book, a couple of inches thick, with the names and info for every person in the world with an email address in 1982. Today such a thing probably would be 25 miles thick.

So if he warns that the Internet itself is vulnerable, it’s probably worth listening up.

Where many people today worry about the security of computers, the security of the Internet is also at risk, Hillis said. And that’s a problem, because so many of our systems — from phones to payments — rely increasingly on the Internet.

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