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One of the biggest problems of the DigitalNetwork
is that not all agents on the network are humans, and often you want to ensure you are only dealing with humans. Spambots, vandalbots, WebCrawler
s, etc. can all create havoc. Techniques that verify the humanity of the agent may be necessary.
- Wiki:CaptchaTest. A CAPTCHA is simply a test that humans can pass easily but machines have a hard time passing. Usually this involves pattern recognition, like reading text that is warped and obscured.
- SurgeProtector. There are limits to how fast a normal human can act in a sustained manner. Detecting excessive energy is a good way of identifying machine agents.
- TuringTest. Your fellow humans can make a decision about your relative humanness.