Monday, February 4, 2013

Apple was powered by The Terminator?

We’ve all seen it; all our favourite movies in the 80s and 90s had it. Robots and cyborgs with evil commands and strange code running down their eyes. But something you have never noticed is that evil code is not just nonsense the writer of the movies came up with… Its actual code, with a purpose, and a designer.

When you look closely and analyse the code, you’ll soon discover that the designer is in fact Apple!

Apple (AKA Skynet) who suspiciously released its Macintosh Performa on the year before Skynet became ‘Self-aware’ (1997), has been used in other Sci-fi movies too.

But before we accept our fate, and even before we attempt to start building a Terminator of our own to send back to the past, the code shown in the movie is actually just an assembly code for the Apple II (or so they say!). “Maybe the Terminator is booting up off a 5.25-inch floppy.”

The infamous Terminator is among many other movies which have had their robots powered by one of the tech giants of today, as Networkworld discovered.

Robocop was powered by Microsoft?

Our dedicated police officer, who was killed and brought back to life as a Cyborg, ran COMMAND.COM to keep him alive (see top left). That’s right, Robocop was powered by MS-DOS.


In Terminator 3, if you look closely to the left of the her hub, the T-X model shows "Remote Access," "Software Update," "Quicktime Player," and others all from the Mac OS 9. And Apple didn’t use this as an ‘I’m a Mac” ad?

In both Stargate SG-1: Ark of Truth and the movie Strike Back, you see the JavaScript source code files for WordPress.

Have you noticed any coding on one of your favourite Sci-Fi movies?

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