Saturday, April 11, 2009
Colussus, the Forbin Project
When I was a kid, I recall seeing a movie called Colussus, the Forbin Project. It was a 1970 blockbuster that offered a startling look at a future dominated by computers.
Its plot was basically that of War Games -- before there was a War Games -- or Terminator's "SkyNet", decades ahead of those movies.
Here's the original movie poster, which really doesn't do the story justice:
Check out something interesting: note the logo of the corporation that manufactured Colussus (above the inexplicable firing squad):
Now check out the logo of America Online:
Now, that's just freaky.