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How long before it becomes self aware?" -  British Military Deploys Skynet

The BBC are reporting, 'The British military is set to take one of its most significant steps into the digital age with the launch of the first Skynet 5 satellite. The spacecraft will deliver secure, high-bandwidth communications for UK and "friendly" forces across the globe.' It's not yet the Skynet of Terminator, but how long before it becomes self aware?"

Given the handful of humans who have become self aware, we have little to worry about.
Permalink son of parnas 
March 10th, 2007 12:21pm
What fucking MORON named it Skynet?
Permalink Olihp 
March 10th, 2007 12:22pm
Prolly not a superstitious moron.
Permalink ytaelb liverpig 
March 10th, 2007 12:23pm
To be fair to the morons, they've been skynet since 1969 arnold didn't get into the act for another 15 years.
Permalink obo 
March 10th, 2007 12:24pm
more target practice!
Permalink north korean guy 
March 10th, 2007 12:24pm
"The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug."

1997? They probably misplaced a decimal.
Permalink Send private email Arnold 
March 10th, 2007 12:38pm

"Pip-pip! What should we call our new military satellite system?"

"Jolly good, ol' chap! Let us name it after a fictional military system that runs off the rails and destroys humanity!"

"Good show! Jolly good! Time for crumpets and tea! After we install cameras in everyone's bottoms!"

Man, that is class!
Permalink what are you reading for? 
March 10th, 2007 4:14pm
According to obo, isn't it the opposite?  What should I name this fictional system after... how about that one in the UK?  Yea, sounds good.
Permalink zed 
March 10th, 2007 4:19pm
You mean it's not part of News? Rupert's losing his grip.
Permalink trollop 
March 10th, 2007 4:39pm

It's even got the word skynet in the topic.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 11th, 2007 1:39am
Yeah, sop, you be slippin'!
Permalink Snoop Dogg 
March 11th, 2007 10:11am

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