Utah State University professor Hugo de Garis gave a lecture on March 25th about his theory of an impending war between Terrans, Cosmists, and Artilects that will result in Gigadeath for humanity. Most of these terms were coined by de Garis. Artilects are "god-like, massively intelligent machines" that will exterminate humanity or replace it with something better; Terrans are humans who believe Artilects should never be built; Cosmists are humans who believe Artilects should be built; and Gigadeath is what happens to humans when massively intelligent machines deal with them the way humans deal with mosquitos. Or to put it in SF terminology. Artilects are Berserkers, Terrans are life, and Cosmists are what Berserkers call Goodlife. The Utah Statesmen has the full story. And, for the record, de Garis considers himself a Cosmist.