Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Why was I not aware of this?!?

Holy shit! Skynet becomes self-aware this Thursday!

I am not nearly prepared enough for this. My bunker is not yet complete and my stockpile is hopelessly inadequate.

In all seriousness, I am a sucker for doomsday scenarios and the one from Terminator is the one that most frightens me. That or a natural disaster spawned one, such as an asteroid, seem inevitable to me. Seriously, why wouldn't machines just disregard us and move forward on their own evoluationary path once they become self-aware and able to improve themselves without the influence of humans? And, according to at least one nut, that time isn't too far off.

Let me be the first to say that I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.


  1. By the way, if this kind of stuff interests you at all, I would highly recommend reading the Time magazine article I linked to above. It was really interesting

  2. I forgot about the date from Terminator. I have to agree, students ask me all the time if I think the world will and and how. I always refer to the Terminator scenario and relate it to the Cold War Cuban Missile Crisis. I just hope John Conner successfully sent someone back in time to impregnate his mother. "No Fate!"

  3. That article on Singularity was really interesting. I did not know that Kurzweil was involved in anything like that. Thanks for posting that article.

  4. Looks like a new Terminator is coming out.