Saturday, November 13, 2004

Skynet In Development

As The New York Times reports, the Pentagon is building Skynet:
The Pentagon is building its own Internet, the military's world wide web for the wars of the future.

The goal is to give all American commanders and troops a moving picture of all foreign enemies and threats - "a God's-eye view" of battle.

This "Internet in the sky," Peter Teets, under secretary of the Air Force, told Congress, would allow "marines in a Humvee, in a faraway land, in the middle of a rainstorm, to open up their laptops, request imagery" from a spy satellite, and "get it downloaded within seconds."

Haven't they seen the Terminator movies? Don't they know this is how the machines take over?

1 comment:

urbanist.typepad.com said...

Why do you think it's suddenly urgent to amend the Constitution so that Arnold can be President?

It all fits, see ... ;)