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5.14 Is there a real Cyberdyne Systems and Skynet? (The Terminator)




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This article is from the The Terminator FAQ, by Karsten A. Loepelmann kloepel@connect.ab.ca with numerous contributions by others.

5.14 Is there a real Cyberdyne Systems and Skynet? (The Terminator)

Astonishingly, the answer to this question is a simple "yes!" A net.search
for
"Cyberdyne," will turn up over 8,000 hits! For example, the following is a
multimedia company:
http://www.cyberdynesystems.com

A net.search for "Skynet" will produce over 14,000 references! For example,
the following is an ISP:
http://www.sky.net

Another example is the following article, which was carried by Reuters on
June
20, 1994:
** VSAT CUSTOMER--AT&T said Allied Van Lines has agreed to
become the first customer of its new [VSAT] satellite hub service.
AT&T said under Allied's five-year, multimillion-dollar contract,
Allied will connect its agents' local area networks to AT&T's
SKYNET hub service for shipment registration, scheduling and
dispatch and to process bills of lading.

Before anyone starts stocking up on plasma rifles and planning to be
wearing 2
million sunblock on August 29, 1997, realize that the results of the above
net.searches typically refer to the names of servers or ISPs. And the other
example is clearly not a automated defense network, but rather a simple
communications net. (Or is it...?)

 

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