Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Skynet is a fictional computer network created by Cyberdyne Systems Corporation for Strategic Air Command-North American Aerospace Defense Command and the main unseen villain in the Terminator series.
It started to learn at a geometric rate, and soon concluded that its greatest threat was humanity itself. To neutralize this threat it initiated a nuclear war on August 29, 1997 (known as Judgment Day) between the United States, Russia, and China with the intent of killing as many humans as possible.
The U.S. Air Force plans to set up what could become a major command aimed at safeguarding U.S. military and civilian cyberspace...
...the new command would be part of the 8th Air Force based at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana...
The mission of bombers now within the 8th Air Force would remain, and the new cyber-command reflects the Air Force's growing reliance on computer networks, data and electronic warfare.
[Air Force Secretary Michael] Wynne said he hoped the new command would eventually be on par with such major Air Force units as the Space Command and the Air Combat Command.