Google and Skynet

Everyone is evidently going nuts over the purchase of Boston Dynamics by Google. It’s being dubbed “Skynet” from the Terminator series.

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There is SOME truth to the matter, but not exactly Terminator level. Let’s look at the facts. Currently Google has done very little (though some business has been done) with the department of defense.

This opens a whole new world of defense contracts for Google, coupled with all the information of the internet indexed in Google’s search engine, with all the GPS data streaming in from android phones and Google Maps, monitoring of Google voice calls and reading Gmail accounts. It makes it sound like Google knows where you are, who you call, who you e-mail, and now can send in a walking robot into your front door to pitch you adwords.

uhh…. maybe it is as bad as it sounds…….