UnusualMe, the movie was WarGames (a great movie
I love the Terminator movies with a passion (including the third one, even though James Cameron wasn't on board - it was great entertainment). The
biggest flaw I find with the movies is the most logical one that I have never heard any one bring up...
All that great technology that SkyNet can create, and yet it never thought to create an artificial biological virus to kill the humans? I mean, its
not like SkyNet is a biological entity, so it wouldn't affect it. Also, you'd think SkyNet would have designed nano-viruses to kill the humans.
Well, then those movies really wouldn't be movies if the humans could be killed so damn easily - all of them. But, for something like SkyNet, you'd
think that that would be the most logical way to kill the humans. Oh well, I didn't write the movie, but that idea alone makes the movies very
flawed to begin with.
Oh, not to mention the time travel aspect. Its so hard to make time travel work in a movie, even in the best of movies.
I find huge flaws in all three of the films, but I won't discuss them here. And anyways, I love the movies too damn much for the flaws to take away
the enjoyment from me. :-D
As far as A.I. goes, I've always been interesting in the thinking machines
mythos from the original Dune series (not the prequel's and the
prequel's prequels that Frank Herbert's son did, along with Kevin J. Anderson). Basically, the thinking machines
enslaved humankind over
hundreds, even thousands of years; and humandkind finally rose up to combat them and get rid of them from the known universe once and for all.
But, they needed a replacement for them, so they created the Mentats (I can't remember of the Mentats were created, or if they had been around for a
while). They are brought up by birth to think and calculate just like a thinking machine
would in all situations. Their brains are used very
differently from most every one's. Their only flaw (since they are a living being), is that they fatigue and they can sometimes make errors (on very
rare occasions). Simply put, they think like a computer, but they can still suffer from the same things all living beings suffer from - greed,
I personally see thinking machines
as being a possibility. But, the tecniques we use now will not get us to that point just quite yet.
Personally, I'm starting to think that the multi-layered flat-design of most CPU's and other chips, are the problem. As they say: Form Follows
Function. But, in this case, it should be: Function Follows Form. I have a very interesting idea that just struck me.
Anyways, great thread! :-D I love these types of threads.
[Edited on 6-22-2004 by EmbryonicEssence]