Man Without Qualities

Wednesday, February 11, 2004


At the time the movies The Terminator and Terminator 2 were made, "hi tech" meant chips - hardware. The Terminator threat was a chip.

By the time Terminator 3 was ginned up, hardware was so yesterday - "hi tech" meant internet software. The Terminator threat to civilization correspondingly evolved into an uber-Java-like program, "Sky Net."

And now it looks like hardware may be back as the next big thing.

Does this mean Terminator 4 will feature some wireless, amorphous nimbus of light nodes that somehow zaps squishy humans?

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