This article is from the The Terminator FAQ, by Karsten A. Loepelmann firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Astonishingly, the answer to this question is a simple "yes!" A net.search
"Cyberdyne," will turn up over 8,000 hits! For example, the following is a
A net.search for "Skynet" will produce over 14,000 references! For example,
the following is an ISP:
Another example is the following article, which was carried by Reuters on
** 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
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...?)