Fictional Computers: The Good, The Bad, And The Evil

ROFL 08-10-2014

You’re probably looking at this on some form of computer, be it a smartphone, tablet, desktop, or laptop. The computers we see in media tend to have a little more personality than our regular ones, though. In fact, some even have moral qualities that range from good to evil.

The image below shows you which of your favorite fictional AIs fall under the good or evil side, and even some of the lines for which they are known. Take a look, and see if your favorite made the list!

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  1. Robyn
    October 8, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Colossus, The Forbin Project

  2. TomInGreeley
    October 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    You forgot Colossus: The Forbin Project from 1970. Wasn't a great movie, but it got me interested in computers.

  3. Logan MacBride
    October 8, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    What About GlaDos

  4. elgiraffe
    October 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    You really missed out. Nothing was listed as "Bad" and you called I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E "Good".

    "That was bad intelligence, very bad intelligence."

  5. Jeff
    October 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    HAL was not evil. HAL, unfortunately, was secretly given conflicting instructions before launch, and malfunctioned. After the malfunction, HAL saw the crew conspiring to deactivate him, so he protected himself.

  6. dragonmouth
    October 8, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Where is the evil Colossus from The Forbin Project? It predates all the ones in the graphic.

  7. A41202813GMAIL
    October 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

    SONNY In I, ROBOT - The Best Film Ever.


  8. Hildy J
    October 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

    What about Max Headroom? Likely to say: "Have you any idea how successful censorship is on TV? Don't know the answer? Hmm. Successful, isn't it?"

  9. Anonymous
    October 8, 2014 at 5:48 am

    I would not call the computer in war games evil. Evil is aware of its evil actions. The war games computer is merlely doing what its programmed to do. It has no choice since the way it perceives the world is limited. What are its motives? Mutual destruction in case of nuclear war. Who gave it that directive? Man, we are the ones that are evil.

  10. Dick
    October 8, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Don't forget Dr. Forbin and Guardian/Colossus

    "In time, you will come to regard me not only with respect and awe, but with love."