According to “Terminator” lore, on April 19, 2011 at 8:11 p.m., the robot Skynet gained self-awareness. The next day (yes, that would be today) Skynet unleashed a nuclear holocaust, sparking the great war between man and machine.
Before you start looking over your shoulders at the computers likely surrounding you, Tuesday night, James Cameron, creator of the “Terminator” films announced that the earth has a greater threat than artificial intelligence:
Skynet was supposed to go operational tonight. Instead of machines taking over, we have the very real threat of global warming.
Just to be on the safe side, I’m going to be typing extra gentle today. Nice, computer. Nice, computer. . . .