World's Timeline Coming to an End as 'Cyberdyne' Goes Public in Japan

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like all of Sarah Connor's efforts to stop the inevitable rise of the machines have failed. She may have delayed our impending doom, but it was only for a time. Within the next decade, our robotic overlords will sweep across the land with an army of Terminators spear-heading the charge. Prepare yourselves!

    Well... maybe none of that is really going to happen, but a new IPO in Japan will definitely get the old imagination steam-rolling. A company called "Cyberdyne" just went public in Japan. Their IPO was a rousing success, with the stock surging forward to double the share price of the initial offering.

    What makes this all the more poignant, poetic, hilarious and scary is what the company produces. Its first product is a machine designed to help nursing home employees lift heavy objects. It is called the "Hybrid Assistive Limbs" or HAL for short! I kid you not!!!

    Zombie Apocalypse aint happenin' folks... We will be done in by nursing home assisted living appliances!

    Are we unconsciously making our reality mirror our Sci-Fi entertainment? Could be...

    Source: BGR
     
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    The Japanese are not without a sense of humor and irony...
     
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    If they were robotic warriors equipped to fight on battlefields across the globe I'd say there'd be reason for 'concern', but these are robots that lift heavy things. We'd crush them :) No match for us
     
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    I could really use that in my home shop when I'm lifting heavy stuff on my own that I shouldn't be :)
     
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    Terminator and 2001 Space Odyssey reference in the same company. That is too much!
     
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    Nice, that would be great for yard work too!
     
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    It's the innocuous little-known ancestor to the Terminator T-1000... you should be afraid. Be very afraid!
     
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    Time to put your girlfriend to work...it's time
     
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    hmmmmm...you think they will conduct warfare like the cavemen with the exception of being able throw 1 ton boulders, trees, 18 wheelers etc and use them as weapons? That could get pretty darn dangerous. You may have a point
     
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    Now that you mention it, I can't believe no one has ever done Robot Zombies! (although, Maximum Overdrive might loosely fit the bill).
     
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    The first wave of attack is gonna come from the heavy object lifters cousin, the Wal Mart Electric Scooter/Cart...These beast have been put through torture by "the big boned" shoppers.
     
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    We should give up now. What's the point in fighting it?

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