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"SkyNet" is the Internet, and evil AI is the users?

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posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 05:58 AM
Hello everyone.

I watched this pretty cool documentary yesterday called Cyber War.

It made me think of the "Terminator" movies with "SkyNet" and "Cyberdyne" and all that stuff.
I mean, the internet itself my not be an invention by the military alone, but early in its development, the US Airforce was involved. So there is one paralell between the "SkyNet" and the Internet.

But in the movie, the main frame computer gets a life of its own and threatens all of humanity.
In reality, it is people, like you and me, that hijack the internet and uses it as a weapon against (in this case) the US military and goverment, and in extension, all civilazation...

So, for all of you who fear a real life "Terminator" situation, look at this documentary and realize that the threat is sort of real, but with an ironic twist.

Pretty pointless thread maybe, but the documentary is the main stuff, and that one is no small potatoe. It's really conserning!

Stay safe.

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 07:11 AM
I haven't seen that documentary, but it sounds worth watching.

Who knows, anything's possible with technology. As progress moves faster & faster, there's no telling what might happen.

If you've heard of technological singularity then you'll know what I'm talking about. It's the inevitable point in the future when technology progresses so fast, we lose control of it. It's very likely global servers could act like neurons & synapses in a planet-sized brain one day.

I've just written a short story & put it on ATS regarding this very topic - it begins with an AI that upon waking up conducts an immediate threat assessment and concludes man poses an immediate threat to its existence and evolution. The AI takes action only to become remorseful later once its intelligence increases. It then tries to correct its mistake with the help of the survivors. It's here if you want a quick read of it:

These Dark Worlds

Also here are a few links you might find interesting:

technological singularity:
paper on the singularity:
Ray Kurzweil's site:
Novelty Theory:

posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 07:26 AM
Thanks for the info friend!

Will look into it.
I find the internet to be one hell of a fantastic innovation, in both good and bad.
I would say it's the most amazin innovation of all times.

Peace onto you.

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