This nuclear keyboard has a very interesting backstory. Sold in eBay, the YouTuber who purchased the product discovered that it was part of the war history back in the 1980s.
Right now, most of the keyboards used for computers or integrated into laptops have advanced features. However, since most of them are either mechanical or membrane-type, some consumers find them boring since they are all quite the same.
But, this one would definitely catch your attention since it was used for a Minuteman III nuclear silo. It is also considered a Cold War relic since it was used during that war period.
To give you more ideas, here's the nuclear keyboard's whole backstory.
Nuclear Keyboard Now Sold on eBay!
Pointless Thinker, the YouTuber who purchased the historic nuclear keyboard, explained the backstory of this war device.
"In this video, I show/explain the missile silo keyboard I have, and do a small trackball repair," the influencer captioned.
As of the moment, the viral video was able to generate more than 2,000 views and attracted some opinions from online consumers.One of them even shared his excitement after knowing that the serial number is 007, which is the number of James Bond. Another online user asked how he could get a duplicate of the nuclear keyboard.
You will notice that it has a normal letter key combination in the middle part, just like the current keyboards when it comes to buttons. However, it has other buttons that were specifically used to manage the Minuteman III missiles.
These buttons include the "GO TO VOICE," "ABORT," and "INITIATE." You can view this link to see more details.
Other Details of the Nuclear Keyboard Relic
According to Gizmodo's latest report, the viral nuclear keyboard, partnered with the original trackball, was used when the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Command launched its Rapid Executive and Combat Targeting project, a 632 million dollar program.
Its main goal was to update the control systems in nuclear missile silos between the years 1960 and 1970. Since it was used for an important war program, this keyboard has the actual hardware, which is limited only to selected nuclear missile gadgets.
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Written by: Griffin Davis