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tbalinas writes "Before there was Cloud, OpenStack, Puppet or Chef, vBlocks or FlexPods, there was IBM Research and Autonomic Computing. Its vision is simple, elegant, and futuristic; “Systems manage themselves according to an administrator’s goals. New components integrate as effortlessly as a new cell establishes itself in the human body. These ideas are not science fiction, but elements of the grand challenge to creating self-managing computing systems.”" Link to Original Source
Hackers are just a migratory lifeform with a tropism for computers.