This Week in the Future, May 16-20, 2011

Earlier this week, we wrote that “a hacker allegedly used a fake name to set up a bogus Amazon EC2 account” in order to wage a massive, debilitating attack on Sony’s PlayStation Network. According to this week’s Baarbarian illustration, that hacker may just have been…a squirrel. I don’t even want to know what he’s doing to that overlong tax code.

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