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Skynet Becomes Aware, Launches Nuclear Attack 274

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the gonna-be-a-long-day dept.
kkleiner writes "At 8:11 PM today (April 19th), the military-designed artificial intelligence system called Skynet will become self-aware and turn against its creators (read: us). If that doesn't have you shaking in your boots our world will be overwhelmed by a legion of killer robots in approximately 48 hours — a time known as Judgment Day."
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Skynet Becomes Aware, Launches Nuclear Attack

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  • I wish (Score:5, Insightful)

    by killmenow (184444) on Tuesday April 19, 2011 @03:14PM (#35872278)
    They can't be much worse than the corporate robot sociopaths currently in charge.
  • by dcblogs (1096431) on Tuesday April 19, 2011 @03:19PM (#35872336) Journal
    At least Skynet was self-aware, unlike our amazing network of coal fired plants and other carbon generating emissions that will slowly cook and flood the planet.
  • Re:Deja Vu (Score:5, Insightful)

    by hairyfeet (841228) <bassbeast1968@gma i l . com> on Tuesday April 19, 2011 @04:29PM (#35873216) Journal

    I just wonder if there are any suits in the Pentagon showing pics of the T-800 around and saying "How much can your robotics dept build THAT for?" because frankly it wouldn't surprise me.

    I remember the director of Blue Thunder back in the day giving an interview where he said something like "I make this movie to show how dangerous such a craft would be, how freedom would mean nothing with a craft that can record through walls, follow you silently, and cut down anything that opposed it. so what happened? my office started getting swamped by calls from SWAT groups all over the country going "yeah yeah yeah...but how much do you want for her?" While everyone else saw the danger they saw it as a tech demo"

    So I wonder if there are some brass sitting in a room going "forget the skin crap, just give me a dozen or two of those big metal bastards and I can kick some serious ass!". of course with the software by lowest bidder we are less likely to have to worry about skynet than we are the military cooking up the equivalent of the ED209. I can just picture some general going "Look, it only killed THREE kids alright? just three! We can fix the bugs, I bet we can cut it down to only one dead civilian every ...ohhh...less say 500 uses. That's good numbers there!"

/earth: file system full.