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US government has created Skynet

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Do they not watch movies!??!?!


    WE’VE SUSPECTED IT all along—that Skynet, the massive program that brings about world destruction in theTerminator movies, was just a fictionalization of a real program in the hands of the US government. And now it’s confirmed—at least in name.

    As The Intercept reports today, the NSA does have a program called Skynet. But unlike the autonomous, self-aware computerized defense system in Terminator that goes rogue and launches a nuclear attack that destroys most of humanity, this one is a surveillance program that uses phone metadata to track the location and call activities of suspected terrorists. A journalist for Al Jazeera reportedly became one of its targets after he was placed on a terrorist watch list.
  2. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Not surprising, sadly....

  3. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    It also proves that someone in the NSA has a sense of humour
  4. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I almost gave you a like!:eek:
    monicabilongame likes this.
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter


    Yeah I'm sure they're aware of the irony.
  6. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Cyberdyne was founded on June 24, 2004, by Yoshiyuki Sankai, a professor at the University of Tsukuba. as a venture company to develop his ideas for an exoskeleton suit.

    The name is the same as a fictional company from the Terminator film series, which also produces robots. The name, however, is not intentionally a reference, but from the new academic fields of "Cybernics," and the suffix "-dyne," referring to power.

    In early 2009, Cyberdyne attracted international media attention with the announcement that it will be marketing and distributing the HAL 5 (Hybrid Assistive Limb) powered exoskeleton, which they claim augments body movement and increases user strength by up to ten times. As of February 2013, Cyberdyne has leased 330 HAL suits to 150 facilities across Japan, and HAL has been given a global safety certification that should allow it to be distributed outside Japan.

  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    So they reference The Terminator, 2001: A Space Odyssey and power armour from Aliens/Warhammer 40000/Fallout...

    A geek company for sure.

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