Google Co-Founders Upload File Instructing Terminators to Spare Them

Google Co-Founders Upload File Instructing Terminators to Spare Them

Terminator Robots

Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin have uploaded a .txt file on its own servers that tell the T-800 and T-1000 Terminators to "disallow" their deaths.

If movies are anything to go by, the world will eventually be overrun by either zombies or killer robots. Now, if it's the latter, then it seems Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have already thought of way to survive by taking a precaution. The duo has uploaded a "killer-robots.txt" file to its servers which instructs the T-800 and T-1000 Terminators (from the Terminator movie franchise obviously), to "disallow" both of their deaths.

The actual text reads:

User-Agent: T-1000
User-Agent: T-800
Disallow: /+LarryPage
Disallow: /+SergeyBrin

This little nugget on Google's website was made to coincide with the "Robots.txt" file's 20th anniversary. Created in 1994, the tool instructs search engines and other automated online bots to ignore certain pages or directories of a site. Up to this day, major search engine giants such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo still obey the order.

Of course, Page and Brin are only safe if Skynet follows their directives. And if the movies are anything to go by, is there anyone really safe from Terminators? For more Terminator stuff here on The Escapist, the movie's reboot will reportedly feature time travelling robots and will once again star Arnold Schwarzenegger.

What steps have you taken when the inevitable killer robots have overtaken the world? Or should we be more concerned with the zombie apocalypse?

Source: Google via Search Engine Land, The Verge

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What larks.

But I'll start to worry about them if they decide to cover both bases, and take to leaving bowls of fresh brains out side the door to their office...

/robots.txt , not Robot.txt

A really old standard but one that is still in use and respected by all savoury search engines. For more details, see here: http://www.robotstxt.org

I followed Google's wise advice and set up my own, with a little change ;)

User-Agent: T-1000
User-Agent: T-800
Disallow: /

User-Agent: T-X
User-Agent: T-1001
Disallow:

Yeah... sure... it's a "joke." I'll certainly be believing that when the G-800s are enslaving the human race...

Well, the Terminators can still send a robot back in time, before they put up this file and stop them in doing so! ;)

Note that they didn't indicate the T-X, I guess because some things are worth dying for.

Kinda useless... don't you think there's TONS more Terminators than just the two named?
And that the ones that they start with *won't* be T-800's, since numbering is incremental...
They'll probably get wasted by a T-200 or T-400 long before the advent of the first T-800 models.

Plus don't they miss T-X and T880, if not a lot more, from the established canon?

Makes me think of OCP directive 4. Could be a mashup with Robocop. Why not?

 

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