Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Aug 2010 10:47 UTC
Humor Now that I'm done with my internship and ready to take on OSNews again, I figured it'd be nice to start off with something light-hearted. I just read that Google bought an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a camera, ready to photograph whatever it flies across. We may consider Google's biggest threat to be privacy, but with all this computing power they have, their Street View cars, and now, unmanned flying drones, they look more and more like SkyNet to me. So, what's your most likely apocalyptic scenario?
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by sakeniwefu on Mon 9th Aug 2010 12:50 UTC
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After the first intelligent computer is created Luddites will raid Google HQ and then other IT companies.

Computers will be banned and destroyed and anyone suspected of being able to understand hexadecimal summarily executed.

By extension anything resembling a computer such as books, scientists, soccer balls, mathematicians and secretaries will be burnt. Every human in the world but a few lost Amazon tribes will die from disease or starve shortly afterwards.

However, runaway global warming will turn their jungle into a desert and these tribes will die off as well by 2100.

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