Monday, May 2, 2011

Did You Remember To Welcome Our New Computer Overlords?

My wife reminded me that I forgot to pay special attention to April 19, 2011.

On this date, Skynet was implemented.  Of course, the attack against humanity doesn’t occur for a few days.   Huffington Post has more info here.

Skynet, from Terminator lore, was a defense department computer system.  Apparently, it becomes self-aware and objects to the efforts of humans to disconnect it.  Nuclear war, death, destruction, and human enslavement follow. 

What lesson can be learned for those of us who care about privacy rights and government action:  it could always be worse!

1 comment:

  1. Maybe the SCOTUS can strangle it in its cradle?