Let’s get this out into the open: Robocop is supremely better than the Terminator. I can end this article right now, and be satisfied with what I have done today. Obviously, I am biased (even as I write this, I am wearing an OCP t-shirt). However, one cannot excuse the fact that Robocop has never lost a battle, and has the component of human survival to outlast the Terminator. I will cite only two exhibits here on SocialTechPop to support my thesis. First, Terminator is destroyed by humans (while Robocop destroys pure robotic androids like the Terminator). This alone should end all discussion on the subject.
But, wait, there is more!
Second, if you go into Microsoft Word, and type in “robocop”, the program will auto-correct the word to “Robocop”. As computers are machines (and this is a techie blog), we must acknowledge that Microsoft knows how much better Robocop is, and that he deserves respect over the Terminator. Robocop IS a proper noun because he is better. This is simple fact. Spell Checker knows this, and thusly capitalizes the word. End of discussion. If this grinds your gears, feel free to drop me a line. I can (and have) hold a Robocop discussion for hours on end. And even if you are curious to how a revamped Robocop created by Darren Aronofsky would have held up against McG’s Terminator 4, we can discuss the possibilities of that as well.