View Full Version : Huh, I just noticed this. (and other odd tropes)

2007-11-18, 10:57 AM
Y'know how in most kinds of media, there's an AI or robot that goes insane and tries to kill all organics?

Well, every SINGLE time, they say, "It was smart. A little too smart." So, do they mean it was smart enough to try and wipe out organics? And that it was smart for doing so? :smallconfused:

Come on everyone, share the odd things you've found in almost any kind of media!

2007-11-18, 11:35 AM
I think the 'too smart' thing isn't that it was smart to wipe out humans, but rather got smart enough to figure out a way past its own programming or limitations causing it to NOT wipe out humans.

Gorbash Kazdar
2007-11-18, 11:42 AM
There's a wonderful wiki (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage) dedicated to TV and Film tropes like this. One of my favorites is the Sorting Algorithm of Evil (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SortingAlgorithmOfEvil). Also, check out the OotS page (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OrderOfTheStick) on the site.

2007-11-18, 01:06 PM
Gorby's alive? And he reads TVTropes? Awesome.

Also, what you want is Instant AI Just Add Water (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InstantAIJustAddWater). The "smartness" is, as .... said, the machine figuring out how to circumvent its programming, which presumably did not originally include "kill all humans."