Sunday, January 30, 2005

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

DARPA, the agency that brought you the Internet, wants to build a computer that can read, laying the groundwork for future AI to help manage the military. They've already introduced robotic weaponry, so this is just one more step towards a human-free military. Proposed names include Skynet, Matrix, the Technocore, Colossus, and Our Silicon Overlord.

Someone cue Kent Brockman: And I for one, welcome our silicon masters. I'd like to remind them that, as a journalist...

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