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nagash     Wed, Mar 2, 2011  Permanent link
I don't think this "invisible cyborg" is new to cinema or TV screenwriters... the cited Battlestar Gallactica and many other sci-fi series and movies had explored the idea. But even if it turns out to be scientifically correct, it just doesn't have the same appeal as a red-eyed mechanical skeleton marching with a machine-gun -

Pop-fiction is dumb for a reason, and I think it will not change in a long time :)
     Wed, Mar 2, 2011  Permanent link
I have a morning ritual that I need to share. I call it “The Terminator.” First I crouch down in the shower in the classic “naked terminator traveling through time” pose. With my eyes closed I crouch there for a minute, visualizing either Arnold or the guy from the second movie (not the chick in the third one because that one sucked) and I start to hum the Terminator theme. Then I slowly rise to a standing position and open my eyes. It helps me to proceed through my day as an emotionless cyborg badass. The only problem is if the shower curtain sticks to my terminator leg.

(an old joke that i can only try to not laugh at every time i think of the terminator)

I came across this post right after reading this link, serendiptiously enough:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/02/darpas-cheetah-bot-designed-to-chase-human-prey/

This stuff is all jokes to me compared to how much awesomer stuff like optogenetics is :)