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Could the Internet Ever "wake ­p"?


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Servers and routers

What happens if servers and routers become self-aware?

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In the world of sci-fi movie geekdom, Aug. 29, 1997, was a turning point for humanity: On that day, according to the Terminator films, the network of U.S. defense computers known as Skynet became self-aware—and soon launched an all-out genocidal war against Homo sapiens.

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