Skip to comments.Skynet Is Now Real -- Are Terminators That Far Behind? (VIDEO)
Posted on 02/05/2011 6:09:46 PM PST by Immerito
n the 'Terminator' universe, Skynet was built as a Global Digital Defense Network, an artificial intelligence that could command all computerized military hardware. The military installed Skynet because it would remove human error and guarantee faster, more efficient reaction time. It also guaranteed nuclear armageddon when it gained self-awareness and forced the surviving humans into slave labor. So that part was bad. But the first thing, the network command of all computerized hardware, that was a good thing, right?
Hey, guess what, everybody! That first thing is starting to happen, and its name is RoboEarth! And just in case you're worried, that name refers to uniting all the robots on Earth in a peaceful "learning experience" and does not conjure up images of a robot revolution at all.
Geekologie alerted us to the impending doom: "Scientists have developed a network that autonomous robots can use to send and obtain directions on how to perform various tasks." Basically, it's like an Internet for robots to share and download information, much like the way humans share torrents of season 1 of 'The Walking Dead.' However, while you are wasting time watching said TV show, the robots are sharing strategic information as efficiently as possible.
Scientists have tested this new program on their robot, the TechUnited AMIGO, which was able to successfully and autonomously download all information on how to pick up and serve a bottle of water to a person, then carry out that exact activity.
Yes, we know that's not the same thing as the Terminator, but if there's one advantage humans possess over the robots, it's causing a totally irrational panic. It's not long before we go from this:
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.moviefone.com ...
As any science fiction fan knows, it's only a matter of time before the peaceful robots turn on their creators. ;-)
Paging John Connor!
German Researchers Build Terminator Robot Hand
I knew it! :-)
Pissa. Just when I was starting to enjoy life.
Yeah, well, I think the dead giveaway is Michelle. I think only a, ummm, machine could satisfy her...
It’s just swamp gas that bounced an image off a weather balloon!
Oh, wait, sorry, wrong sci-fi thread.
“Living tissue over metal endoskeleton.”
Judgment day is inevitable.
Ah-nold warned us. :-)
ARMH microprocessors are probably involved.
ARM processors will microcontrol the Jetsons’ environment
“TI’s ARM processor-based TMS470 MCU, for example, is used in the majority of automotive safety systems around the world such as antilock braking systems, electronic stability control systems and airbag electronics, while TI’s leading digital signal processors (DSP) offer innovative solutions for infotainment, navigation, and vision- and radar-based driver assist systems. The TI automotive portfolio also extends into mixed signal solutions, integrating analog-, power-, digital-circuits.”
ARM and DSP Processing
ARM seems to be leading the way in this field of processing. The processor has found this as one of its greatest niche markets, mainly because of the steps the company has taken to fit into the embedded market and the architecture it has adopted.
DSP is prevalent with embedded processor in cell phones, cordless phones, base stations, pagers, modems, Smartphones and PDAs (Personal Digital or Data Assistants).
Other embedded applications that take advantage of such processors are: disc drive controllers, automotive engine control and management systems, digital auto surround sound, TV-top boxes and internet appliances. Other products are still being modified to take advantage of it: toys, watches, etc. The possible applications are almost endless.
But that still doesn’t answer the question, why the ARM processor for this job?
The answer to that is rather simple. ARM can offer low cost, high performance and low power consumption, each of which is required to make a portable embedded item marketable in today’s world. Not to mention the fact that a whole sub-group of ARM architecture has been dedicated to function strictly as signal processors.
This adapted processor has been named the “Piccolo”. The Piccolo functions as an integrated co-processor to a standard ARM microprocessor allowing a second DSP-oriented data path and associated DSP instruction set to integrate into a standard ARM 32-bit RISC/16-bit Thumb system. This configuration allows the co-processor to reuse data by sharing the same single system bus. Such a system is cost effective and power efficient.
I know you posted this to have a luagh, but I posted a similar article today.
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FreePress ^ | Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Posted on 2/5/2011 5:50:46 PM by JerseyHighlander
It continues to advance.
Let me remind everyone that James Cameron's inspiration for the original "Terminator" was a near-fatal fever he suffered, during which he *saw* the T-800, and did a near-rational analysis of what he was seeing, and came to the conclusion that it was from the future.
I'm just sayin' is all.
Well...we all wanted to live in interesting times, eh?
Scripture speaks of a machine coming to life, IIRC.
Maybe it won’t be so bad. Maybe it’ll be as Tanith Lee imagined instead.
“May you live in interesting times.” is a curse.
Don’t make me raise your Vinge with my Asimov. [blush] I almost said my Dick. Androids! Electric sheep! Oh heck.
LOLZ! Good one.
Somebody is watching too many movies..
Anybody remember the old movie “Colossus: The Forbin Project”? Still available on DVD.
Of course, you have to appreciate the series’s rationale:
Things that can go back in time: metal endoskeletons, computer chips, liquid metal, robots with rocket launcher arms, small nuclear devices.
Things that cannot: a gun, clothing.
or via http://www.moviewatch.in/
I did not know that. Weird indeed.
TheOldLady said, "May you live in interesting times. is a curse."
OldLady, I use the term in a slightly different context. When I say that to someone what I mean is, if it is SHTF time, I want you here on earth with me as an ally.
...and I mean it!
Of course, I'll be hard to find.
That's an interesting take on the phrase, and I like it better. We just have to be ready to explain it to everyone to whom we say it, LOL!, preferably before they punch us in the schnoz.
:’) Thanks again for making me feel special, TC.
“Colossus: The Forbin Project” was Cameron’s inspiration (such as it was) for the original “Terminator”. And maybe for this news.
“Colossus: The Forbin Project” was my favorite movie for a long time when I was in my early 20s.
"The idea for Terminator came to him during a fever dream, when his subconscious came up with the image of a chrome torso emerging from an explosion, dragging itself across the floor with kitchen knives."
Sounds like the inspiration for Edward Scissorhands too.
The ultimate BAD ROBOT:
Eric Braeden is still hanging tough. He's one of the main characters in "The Young and the Restless." Mrs. abb TIVO's that show religiously and watches it daily.
Nope, can’t say that I do. Same goes for the red LEDs poking out of the digital tuner box on my mom’s old TV, or on car charger for my cell phone. :’) Sorry.
That's what "THEY" told you those things were. I shield all my electronic devices with foil. I suggest you do the same, just to be safe...
For the past little while, I’ve been watching part of the movie. The whole thing’s on youtube.
We have it on video tape, and Hubby dug it out this afternoon. We have a “date” to watch it Tuesday evening.
I’d never even heard of it, until it was one of the six films I had to see and write a paper about for an ATL class at Michigan State. The other ones were “Klute”, “Diary of Miss Jane Pitman”, the original “King Kong”, uh, “Grapes of Wrath”, okay, I forget what else...
Maybe he’d just gotten divorced, sounds like an appropriate nightmare.
“Colossus” and “2010” would be good counterpoints to one another, since both more or less have the computer as the protagonist, and of course have a shallow and transparent so-called anti-war message.
It’s great that your leftist indoctrination didn’t stick. Forced to watch Klute? It’s a miracle you weren’t scarred for life. At least you didn’t have to watch the Jessica Lange King Kong.
Indeed. The commie propagandists who took over hollyweird were in full swing.
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