This page is intended to be a list of computers in fiction and science fiction.

Computers have often been used as fictional objects in literature, movies and in other forms of media. Fictional computers tend to be considerably more sophisticated than anything yet devised in the real world.

Warning: Spoilers follow

Table of contents
1 Helpful / benevolent fictional computers
2 Harmful / malevolent fictional computers
3 Ambivalent / neutral fictional computers
4 Uncategorized
5 Computers as Robots
6 Related article
7 External links

Helpful / benevolent fictional computers

Harmful / malevolent fictional computers

  • AM from Harlan Ellison's short story I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
  • Colossus, from Colossus: The Forbin Project
  • HAL 9000, in 2001: A Space Odyssey (and sequels) in which the computer (HAL) starts murdering the crew when it discovers that they plan to disconnect its higher brain functions because of what they believe to be a problem. HAL's actions are later revealed to be the result of a logic conflict. Also, SAL 9000, HAL 9000's Earth-based twin system.
  • M-5, an experimental computer featured in the Star Trek original series episode "The Ultimate Computer".
  • Proteus IV, the computer programmed to rape in the film Demon Seed
  • Skynet, the malevolent fictional world-AI of The Terminator and its sequels.
  • CABAL (Computer Assisted Bio-engineered Artificial Life-form) the computer of Nod in Westwoods "Command and Conquer 3".

Ambivalent / neutral fictional computers


Computers as Robots

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