In the Terminator films, the audience is often treated to the perspective of these cybernetic organisms sent from the future to change the past. This red-hued vision makes assessments and executes routines faster than the human eye can perceive -- but if you watch a certain scene in the first movie frame-by-frame, you may spot some familiar algorithms.Nibble Magazine, of which Mr. Szetela was the founding editor. Apparently the personal computer that launched a technological revolution will launch another one: the rise of the machines. Or perhaps the Terminator, being the ultimate machine, has enough spare cycles to be running an emulator in the background. What can't Ahnuld do?
It's not unusual for directors to sneak their preferred computers into a movie to accomplish the impossible: a year after Terminator, an Apple IIc was powering the intertia-free spacecraft of the Explorers. It's just one of many such cameos -- and that's not even considering movies that are actually about computers. What computers have snuck their way into your favorite flicks?
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