Robot Apocalypse Watch Volume 8

Great, now the military wants shape-shifting robots. Like Decepticons. Or those bug-things in Minority Report. Or T-1000, the metal-morphing android terminator in T2.

More about these ChemBots, as they’re called:
    http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_acc/sec_article.asp?CID=33&DID=5667

And from http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/13188:
    “It’s not quite Terminator 2’s T-1000 but it sounds eerily close.”

It was a good run, humanity.

Robot Apocalypse Watch Volume 7

All right, Terminator fans. Is the following paragraph fact or fiction?

An advanced satellite that will improve greatly the ability of UK military forces to communicate around the globe has been launched into space.

The Skynet 5C platform rode into orbit atop an Ariane 5 rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana…

…The investment includes replacing and updating control centres, and the major antennas and terminals used by military ships, land vehicles and planes to communicate through the satellites.

You catch all that? It’s an advanced satellite helping military forces to communicate around the globe, named Skynet.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7451867.stm

Man, talk about tempting fate.

(It could be worse: “The only way to defeat Skynet’s light-speed reaction time is to enable WOPR!”)