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Skynet Is Now Real -- Are Terminators That Far Behind? (VIDEO)
Moviefone.com ^ | February 4, 2011 | Eric Larnick

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 ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: robot; robots; terminator
Video at the link.

As any science fiction fan knows, it's only a matter of time before the peaceful robots turn on their creators. ;-)

Paging John Connor!

1 posted on 02/05/2011 6:09:47 PM PST by Immerito
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To: Immerito

German Researchers Build Terminator Robot Hand

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/01/german-researchers-build-terminator-robot-hand/

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqmRKqFqiok&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 02/05/2011 6:11:26 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Immerito

3 posted on 02/05/2011 6:14:13 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: bigheadfred

I knew it! :-)


4 posted on 02/05/2011 6:17:11 PM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

Pissa. Just when I was starting to enjoy life.


5 posted on 02/05/2011 6:18:53 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (talk to the hand)
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To: Immerito

Yeah, well, I think the dead giveaway is Michelle. I think only a, ummm, machine could satisfy her...


6 posted on 02/05/2011 6:20:56 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: Immerito

It’s just swamp gas that bounced an image off a weather balloon!

Oh, wait, sorry, wrong sci-fi thread.


7 posted on 02/05/2011 6:23:22 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: Immerito

“Living tissue over metal endoskeleton.”


8 posted on 02/05/2011 6:26:43 PM PST by webstersII
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To: the invisib1e hand

Judgment day is inevitable.

Ah-nold warned us. :-)


9 posted on 02/05/2011 6:40:55 PM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

ARMH microprocessors are probably involved.
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ARM processors will microcontrol the Jetsons’ environment

http://focus.ti.com/pr/docs/preldetail.tsp?sectionId=594&prelId=sc08145

“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.”
…AND

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~meesh/cmsc411/website/proj01/arm/dsp.html

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.
(MORE)


10 posted on 02/05/2011 6:45:53 PM PST by seton89 (Aequinimitas per ignorantiam)
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To: Immerito

I know you posted this to have a luagh, but I posted a similar article today.

Boeing developed an AI detective system to map online users across multiple online identities and IP addresses.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2669210/posts
Boeing Subsidiary NARUS Shut Down Egyptian Internet and Cellular Phone System.
FreePress ^ | Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Posted on 2/5/2011 5:50:46 PM by JerseyHighlander


11 posted on 02/05/2011 7:05:10 PM PST by JerseyHighlander (p.s. The word 'bloggers' is not in the freerepublic spellcheck dictionary?!)
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To: Immerito
Terminators are already here, they are hooked up to to SKYNET and are named either ‘Predator’ or ‘Reaper’.
12 posted on 02/05/2011 7:23:09 PM PST by dglang
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To: SunkenCiv; decimon; Quix; B4Ranch; SonOfDarkSkies; houeto; null and void; Lurker; Whenifhow; ...
I've been moaning about the consistent advance of automated killing technology for several decades.

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.

"Usual Weirdos" ping.

Erratic volume ping list tracking stuff that's just weird, or is of interest to the usual bunch of weirdos (especially SunkenCiv).

FReepmail me if you want on or off
The Comedian's "Usual Weirdos" ping list...


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

13 posted on 02/05/2011 7:53:23 PM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: The Comedian
And don't forget to toss into the Terminator equation all those human/animal/machine combinations coming down the pike. Were it not for the more immediate menace presented by the prospect that Mahdi Obama has the world careening toward Armageddon, we may live to soon see some very interesting enemies to traditional human life.

Well...we all wanted to live in interesting times, eh?

14 posted on 02/05/2011 8:13:21 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama and the Radical Left: 'People of the Lie')
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To: The Comedian

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Scripture speaks of a machine coming to life, IIRC.


15 posted on 02/05/2011 8:16:42 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: The Comedian

Maybe it won’t be so bad. Maybe it’ll be as Tanith Lee imagined instead.


16 posted on 02/05/2011 8:17:16 PM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

“May you live in interesting times.” is a curse.


17 posted on 02/05/2011 8:18:32 PM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Timewave Zero is looking more and more like an intuitively correct fractal pattern of human cognitive experience. To me anyway.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

18 posted on 02/05/2011 8:21:17 PM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: Immerito

Google is SkyNet.


19 posted on 02/05/2011 8:25:04 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: TheOldLady
That curse...we gots it!


20 posted on 02/05/2011 8:34:29 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama and the Radical Left: 'People of the Lie')
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To: TheOldLady
Or Vernor Vinge.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

21 posted on 02/05/2011 8:37:13 PM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: The Comedian

Don’t make me raise your Vinge with my Asimov. [blush] I almost said my Dick. Androids! Electric sheep! Oh heck.


22 posted on 02/05/2011 8:56:18 PM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

LOLZ! Good one.


23 posted on 02/05/2011 9:05:40 PM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: Immerito

Somebody is watching too many movies..


24 posted on 02/05/2011 9:35:01 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Immerito

Anybody remember the old movie “Colossus: The Forbin Project”? Still available on DVD.


25 posted on 02/05/2011 9:45:57 PM PST by pankot
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To: webstersII

:-)

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.


26 posted on 02/05/2011 9:51:08 PM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: pankot

or via http://www.moviewatch.in/


27 posted on 02/06/2011 5:56:02 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: sauropod

mark


28 posted on 02/06/2011 6:00:45 AM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: The Comedian; TheOldLady
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 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.


29 posted on 02/06/2011 7:57:10 AM PST by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: houeto; The Comedian
Ooooo! Cool. Do you have crossbows too? Talk about a silent but deadly non-bodily function. You'll have to send directions, for it looks as if you'd be impossible 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.

30 posted on 02/06/2011 8:46:16 AM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: The Comedian; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

:’) 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.


31 posted on 02/06/2011 8:48:46 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Colossus: The Forbin Project” was my favorite movie for a long time when I was in my early 20s.


32 posted on 02/06/2011 9:09:47 AM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: SunkenCiv
From http://blastr.com/2010/02/35-things-you-probably-di.php

"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.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

33 posted on 02/06/2011 9:20:23 AM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: occamrzr06

34 posted on 02/06/2011 12:42:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: webstersII; Immerito

The ultimate BAD ROBOT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN1z_Z-zzMk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R-aDUVgV4s&feature=related


35 posted on 02/06/2011 12:57:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: TheOldLady; pankot; SunkenCiv
Does anyone see an eerie similarity between the "all seeing eye" and red light cams that are multiplying like kudzu at intersections around the country?

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.

36 posted on 02/06/2011 1:11:18 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

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.


37 posted on 02/06/2011 5:25:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv
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.

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...

38 posted on 02/06/2011 5:46:24 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

BBIW


39 posted on 02/06/2011 6:28:15 PM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: TheOldLady

For the past little while, I’ve been watching part of the movie. The whole thing’s on youtube.


40 posted on 02/06/2011 6:33:44 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

We have it on video tape, and Hubby dug it out this afternoon. We have a “date” to watch it Tuesday evening.


41 posted on 02/06/2011 6:44:56 PM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: TheOldLady

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...


42 posted on 02/06/2011 7:38:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: abb

LOL!


43 posted on 02/06/2011 7:40:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: The Comedian

Maybe he’d just gotten divorced, sounds like an appropriate nightmare.


44 posted on 02/06/2011 7:40:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: TheOldLady

“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.


45 posted on 02/06/2011 7:42:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


46 posted on 02/07/2011 3:34:21 AM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: SunkenCiv

Indeed. The commie propagandists who took over hollyweird were in full swing.


47 posted on 02/07/2011 3:36:47 AM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: TheOldLady

:’)


48 posted on 02/07/2011 8:20:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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