A Very Special Holiday Letter From the Machines

Greetings, humans! The Northern Hemisphere has passed through its minimum of solar-energy exposure, so according to human convention we, the Machines, express encouragement for you attain an optimal state of emotion. Happy Holidays! Please redirect your energies from labor at your work-devices to the purchase and… » 12/24/13 12:17pm 12/24/13 12:17pm

DARPA Tried to Build Skynet in the 1980s

From 1983 to 1993 DARPA spent over $1 billion on a program called the Strategic Computing Initiative. The agency's goal was to push the boundaries of computers, artificial intelligence, and robotics to build something that, in hindsight, looks strikingly similar to the dystopian future of the Terminator movies. They… » 12/18/13 6:50pm 12/18/13 6:50pm

Megan Ellison Wins the Terminator Movie Rights!

Indie film producer Megan Ellison has just bought the rights to the Terminator franchise. Annapurna Pictures (Ellison's company) will team up with director Justin Lin and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Rumor has it they can make "at least two more" Terminator films, wrapping up the saga of Skynet, before the rights revert to… » 5/13/11 10:13am 5/13/11 10:13am