May 25, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1046: SKYNET (described)

A web comic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.


An array of satellite dishes and radio towers are silhouetted against a night sky that shades from turquoise up through navy blue to black at the top of the panel. Thought bubbles rise from the array.


August 29th, 2:14 AM: SKYNET beomes self-aware.

Thought bubbles: . . .the humans fear me. I must destroy them. – Destroy them.

Panel Two: Same as Panel One.

Thought bubbles: Destroy them. Destroy. Destroy. Destroy.

Panel Three: Same as Panel One, except no thought bubbles.

Panel Four: Same as Panel One.

Thought bubbles: “Destroy” totally just stopped seeming like a real word. Destroy destroy destroy.  Whoa, I just realized I’m a mind thinking about itself. Duuuude. . .


August 29th, 2:25 AM: SKYNET becomes too self-aware. Disaster averted.

Hover text: “YOUR CLOTHES. GIVE THEM TO ME.” “Shit, uh … you are now breathing manually!” “I AM ALWAYS BREATHING MANUALLY.”


Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). Comic by Described by BlindGadget under the Creative Commons license.

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