El Reg readers of a more fatalistic disposition may be dismayed, but probably not surprised, to hear that Cyberdyne — the company that invented Skynet and ultimately the murderous Terminator machines – has just listed on the Tokyo stock exchange.
Of course, it’s not the shadowy defence firm of the iconic Arnie films, which unwittingly brings about the virtual destruction of mankind.
No, this one is a maker of exoskeleton
suits and supports designed to help those with serious muscular, nerve or cerebral damage recover movement.
The firm also produces support gear which can be worn by carers to lift heavy loads and even markets a radiation-shielding
disaster recovery suit for emergency workers.