Skynet Trending


On Wednesday, I noticed that Skynet was trending on the Yahoo main page, so I took a screen cap of it:

If you don’t know what Skynet is, check out what Wikipedia has about it:

Skynet is the main antagonist in the Terminator franchise — an artificially intelligent system which became self-aware and revolted against its creators. Skynet is rarely seen onscreen, and its actions are often performed via other robots and computer systems, usually a Terminator.

Now that we have that cleared up, this is what the fuss was about, from Worst Previews:

James Cameron Reminds Us That Skynet is Now Operational

Posted: April 20th, 2011 by Staff
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“Terminator” director James Cameron updated his Twitter account with a message reminding us that Skynet went online Tuesday night at exactly 8:11pm. “Skynet was supposed to go operational tonight,” Cameron wrote. “Instead of machines taking over, we have the very real threat of global warming.

In the “Terminator” series, Skynet is an artificially intelligent system which became self-aware and revolted against the humans. Due to constant interferences, however, this event has been delayed several times.

In the original 1984 “Terminator” film, Skynet was set to go online on August 4th, 1997. That shifted to July 24th, 2004 in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.” After that, it was shifted again to April 19th, 2011.

And it’s great to see Cameron keeping track of these things, even though he felt the need to mention global warming.

Source: Twitter

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I also have to admit to being pretty impressed that even though he no longer controls the Terminator franchise, he still keeps up with when Skynet was supposed to go off. Interesting…

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