Friday, 25 January 2013

Apple powered The Terminator!?



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You've seen it, that mysterious scrolling code running down the bright red eyes of the terminator, giving it orders to kill Sarah Connor. But where is this evil code coming from?

The Terminator Powered by Apple

When you take a closer look, it turns out the code comes from 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 relax, before you design a Robot to send back to the past, the harmless code shown in the movie is actually an assembly code for the Apple II. “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.

Robocop was powered by Microsoft

Others…


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?

Terminator 3 powered by Apple code

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?

Let us know in the comment section below…


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Sarah writes for Firebrand Training on a number of IT related topics. This includes exams, IT training, , IT certification trends, project management, certification, careers advice and the IT industry itself. Sarah has 11 years of experience in the IT industry.