Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

What Happens When ‘Sarah O’Connor’ Tweets About a Robot Killing a Man?

July 2nd, 2015 at 11:59 AM
Sarah O'Connor Tweet Robot Kills Man

A tragic accident took place at a Volkswagen plant in Germany, where a robot killed a man while he was working. That’s something you rarely hear on the news, and something you might not pay particular attention to considering that reports on fatal accidents are a common thing in the media.

But what happens when “Sarah O’Conner” tweets about a robot killing a Man?

DON’T MISS: New Device Provides Secure and Anonymous Wi-Fi With an Incredible 2.5-mile Range

The Financial Times reporter shared the story on Twitter, at which point her tweet became viral. The reason is quite obvious for Terminator fans – everyone else will soon see the connection.

Sarah Connor is the name of Jack Connor’s mother, who sends Terminators back in time to save mankind. Essentially, the Connors are trying to prevent a man vs. machine war that might lead to the extinction of the human race.

“A robot has killed a worker in a VW plant in Germany,” Sarah O’Connor tweeted. The message was then retweeted over 6,300 times and favorited more than 3,400 times in the first day since the post went up.

“Ok, I should have thought about my name and its associations before tweeting this,” she later added.

“Sigh. I’ve never even watched the films. Now my feed is full of people tweeting me about Skynet,” she continued.

“Feeling really uncomfortable about this inadvertent Twitter thing I seem to have kicked off. Somebody died. Let’s not forget,” she rightfully concluded.

Back to the actual story, a VW contractor was installing the new robot together with a colleague when the machine struck him in the chest and pressed him against a metal plate. The injuries proved to be fatal.

Prosecutors are investigating what caused the accident, but what’s clear so far is that the 21-year-old contractor went into the safety cage of the robot during setup. The second person, who was outside the cage, was not harmed.

The Times further adds that VW said a technical defect was not responsible for the accident.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Popular News