Skynet is not here yet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Harris Georgiou   
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 00:00

Well, the date has come and passed without any "incident", of any short, from any renegade AI war machine - at least not something so big that would hit the media all around the world. In case you missed it, the 21st of April was the critical date, the "Judgment Day", according to James Cameron's blockbuster movie series "Terminator".

The Terminator (T2) endoskeleton...

The 19-21 April 2011 dates come from the alternate timeline of the corresponding TV series (2008), but the overall concept is of course the same. As the target time gets closer and soon passes by, without any major breakthrough in AI and, of course, no machine-initiated nuclear war, the screenwriters have to readjust their expectations and prolong our fears. Since the original story is already three decades old, the latest movie of the series adopts the post-attack viewpoint, showing that we are indeed at war with the machines, as always.

Despite all that, Cameron himself seemed preoccupied with other things right now, in a message he posted in his Twitter account that night:
"Skynet was supposed to go operational tonight. Instead of machines taking over, we have the very real threat of global warming."

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