I have several jobs, one of which is currently doing work with the US Air Force to create... I'm not sure what exactly and frankly I'm not sure they know either. About a month ago we went to their base nearby and had a series of meetings there.
While I was there, I disovered some alarming things which I shared on twitter.
The Colonel we are working with is named "Colonel Tye." If that sounds familiar it's because he was one of the final five Cylons on Battlestar Galactica (two year old spoilers white out - you're welcome).
That's not the best part. The BEST PART is that his call sign, hand to god, is 'Toaster'.
It gets weirder. The US Government uses a program called SkiWeb (pronounced 'sky-web'). I'll let that sink in for a moment. If you get why this weirds me out skip to the next paragraph, if not I'll explain: Web is a synonym for 'net'. Skynet is the program created by Cyberdene technologies which loosed a horde of bloodthirsty Austrian cyborgs on us in the Terminator universe. Yeah...
So what gift did we give the illustrious Colonel Tye, also known as 'Toaster', after we spent a week discussing, among other things, a program called 'SkiWeb'?
I'll give you a hint, it was a model printed from our 3D printer.
Our 3D printer, by the way, is self-replecating, all of the parts for a new one can be printed on the printer itself (well, except for a few size restrictions our particular model has).
Anyone wanna guess?
We gave him this...
My boss and I have already had a discussion about this. I bear no responsibility for the upcoming robot apocalypse, he'll keep my name out of the records. In return, I'm required to inform him immediately if a woman in black fatigues comes looking for him.