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Google attempts to dissuade Terminators


Posted on Friday, 4 July, 2014 | Comment icon 14 comments

Could Google one day become Skynet ? Image Credit: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
The search giant has implemented a new tongue-in-cheek method to protect its founders from Skynet.
As the men behind the world's largest search engine, Larry Page and Sergey Brin have a lot of things to think about including the possibility of becoming the target of a cyborg from the future sent back to erase them from history.

In the unlikely event that Skynet does decide to send Arnold Schwarzenegger to stop them the search giant has implemented a rather novel way to protect the pair from any T-800 involvement.

The solution lies in a file known as "robots.txt" that most websites employ to instruct search engine spiders which files and directories they should not have access to.

Google has now implemented its own unique version of this file called "killer-robots.txt" in which it denies access for T-800 or T-1000 model terminators to its founders through a few lines of text.

The Google hosted file can be viewed - here.

Source: Search Engine Land | Comments (14)

Tags: Terminator, Google, Skynet

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by shrooma on 4 July, 2014, 18:28
so life imitates art after all....
Comment icon #6 Posted by DigitalDreamer on 4 July, 2014, 19:38
You either have people screeching "liek zomg zombie apocalypse" or "liek zomg robot apocalypse",These are the doomsday preppers you see on national geo! ahaha
Comment icon #7 Posted by shrooma on 4 July, 2014, 19:43
You either have people screeching "liek zomg zombie apocalypse" or "liek zomg robot apocalypse",These are the doomsday preppers you see on national geo! ahaha . huh?? .
Comment icon #8 Posted by ancient astronaut on 4 July, 2014, 21:30
Miles Bennett Dyson already works at google, so Game Over.
Comment icon #9 Posted by qxcontinuum on 5 July, 2014, 23:31
As long as Google doesn't hire people with the names like Sarah Connor or John Connor, they should be fine... until Judgement Day. No they don't. google is only hiring immigrants without a social life because they accept low income and can easily become workaholics.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Calibeliever on 6 July, 2014, 18:40
In the early days Larry had a sign in his office that read "Don't be evil" ... Well Larry? How's that working out?
Comment icon #11 Posted by aquatus1 on 7 July, 2014, 0:34
It's too late. The robot revolution has already begun. Incidentally, I do actually believe this to be true to a greater or lesser extent.
Comment icon #12 Posted by DKO on 8 July, 2014, 13:17
Hahaha, very funny. Best Google Gag by far.
Comment icon #13 Posted by aquatus1 on 8 July, 2014, 22:17
In the early days Larry had a sign in his office that read "Don't be evil" ... Well Larry? How's that working out? Pretty good, apparently.
Comment icon #14 Posted by puckmomma on 12 July, 2014, 6:35
But will it stop the T-850 model?


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