12 Fictional Supercomputers I Hope Never Materialize, July 31, 2013 If Google's server farm ever does assert its independence and decide the human race needs to do something other than look up cat videos, most science fiction fans would shrug and say: "Told you so." Artificial intelligence has the baddest of raps in science fiction, in big part because so many of these supercomputers tend to be so malicious. But look closer and you'll find in a lot of cases they're simply doing too good a job of being true to their programming, whether for good or ill. Here's a rundown of 12 supercomputers that we wouldn't want to run into in a darkened data center.
David 8 from "Prometheus"
The positively suave David 8 (portrayed by actor Michael Fassbender) comes off at first like the ultimate ship's first mate: polite, competent, tireless, and handsome --even if he does have milk for blood. He also has an agenda, which involves putting one over his human masters and discovering for himself the true nature of the alien world-building and life-constructing technology his crew has been sent to look into. Too bad the only thing that makes him into a half-way decent being is having his head ripped off.