The end of civilization

by danjo

Passed on without comment from the New Scientist Technology Blog:

Will the planet be working tomorrow? I have my doubts.In The Terminator movie, life as we know it comes to a halt in 2029 when a military computer system called Skynet becomes self-aware and concludes that humans are obsolete.

It’s a movie that they clearly missed at the Ministry of Defence. Yesterday, the MoD launched the world’s most advanced military communications satellite called, get this, Skynet 5.

What have they done?