Originally Posted by Herpestidae
There are, however, computers whose job it is to hover their metaphorical thumb over the red button, and push it if a threat is detected. And might confuse the sunrise for a nuclear strike and order a preemptive counterstrike*.
*This actually happened. Luckily, a person was there to double-check.
Yes indeed. My main point was that we've yet to nuke everything to dust. There are a lot of scenarios like that however. While hilarious they're also terrifying.