The first Trillionaire

The first trillionaire will not be a human, it will be a bot (though a sophisticated one). Suffice it to say that making money, legally or extralegally, will be something that could be done by a system designed to do so, that could have enough ability to act in a marketplace, and enough insight to act in a way that makes money. Several examples come to mind:

  • Ransomware
  • Labor (e.g., Mechanical Turk)
  • Electronic attack on a bank