Cyberdyne Ready to Terminate the Tokyo Stock Exchange...

By Gerald Lynch on at

The nuclear-charged "Judgement Day" may have been due on August 29th, 1997 according to Terminator 2, but for a series built around a time paradox, it's safe to say we're not out of the woods yet. Especially as Skynet-mastermind Cyberdyne has just been listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.

OK, so I'm being a bit silly here -- while Cyberdyne is an actual tech company, it designs exoskeletons for those with muscular or nerve damage, as well as radiation shielding for use in disaster situations. It hasn't quite got around to creating the world-ending Skynet computer network that eventually becomes sentient and wipes all mankind out.

Whether the Cyberdyne name is mere coincidence or a hat-tip to James Cameron's classic flicks, I'm not sure. But the company certainly has a sense of humour -- its exoskeleton range also has a familiar name -- HAL. If you're interested, share prices for the company now sit near £22 per share. [The Register, Wall Street Journal]