The future that James Cameron imagined in 1984’s ground-breaking film “The Terminator” took another small step to becoming a reality recently, when scientists created actual self-healing flesh for robots.
When “The Terminator” was released in movie theaters across the world in October of 1984, audiences were thrilled to be able to see through the eyes of the T-800 Model 101. And featured on the Terminator’s sinister red HUD (Heads Up Display), there was mysterious computer code that would often be sprawled against the screen. Some fans wanted to know if it was actual programming code and what did it all mean? Well the code has been cracked Terminator fans, and unfortunately it is not very glamorous.
The 2009 film Terminator Salvation was meant to be the start of a new trilogy for our favorite science fiction franchise. Set after the events of Judgment Day, this trilogy promised to give fans something they have been hungering for since the first Terminator film debuted in 1984: A depiction of the post-apocalyptic Future War.
Ignoring the warnings the Terminator franchise has taught us, the popular social media platform Facebook has a division dedicated to developing Artificial Intelligence. They call themselves F.A.I.R. (Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research) and have a mission statement that states they are “committed to advancing the field of machine intelligence.” But something went wrong recently, so much so they decided to pull the plug.
You saw this new Terminator themed product previewed on our social media pages last week, and now it is time for its unveiling! From the award-winning company AC Worldwide, this next-generation Terminator speaker combines a built-in HD video camera, Amazon Alexa, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and comes in form of a Endoskull bust! And they need the help of Terminator fans everywhere to make this speaker a reality, so AC Worldwide launched a Kickstarter Campaign!
After exploding on Facebook and later expanding on to Twitter, our ever-growing army of Terminator fans have been extremely supportive and interactive on our social media pages (and we couldn’t thank them enough!) Now SKYNET’S ARMY: Terminator Fans United is expanding our reach again, this time among the Instagram community, and we would like to celebrate it with a prize package!
Back in 1984, when writer and director James Cameron released his groundbreaking sci-fi thriller “The Terminator” in cinemas around the world, the film was praised for (among other things) its rich and thought-provoking themes in science fiction. But now Cameron himself acknowledges that a takeover by the Machines is a real significant risk today, especially to the world’s economy.
Explained in our Trivia Volume 8, every fan knows that the “The Terminator” and The Abyss films both exist in the same universe. But did you know there are strong theories to suggest both Alien and Predator franchises also exists within the same Terminator universe?
At least once a month we receive an e-mail from someone in our Army of Terminator fans stating bodybuilder Calum von Moger should be cast as a Terminator. They are not suggesting he play any old Terminator. No, these fans are proposing that Moger be cast as the biggest Terminator of all, the T-800 Model 101 made famous by actor Arnold Schwarzenegger!
“I’m not machine. I’m not man. I’m more.” Every Terminator fan recognizes that iconic line from “Terminator Genisys” where a “changed” John Connor reveals his new improved self to the horror of Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor. Well the genius investor, engineer, businessman and inventor Elon Musk (who happens to be the 80th most wealthiest person in the world) says we better embrace being “more”. This is because he believes in the future, humans becoming cyborgs might be the only thing that saves humanity. And he has a plan.
Actor. Director. Artist. Collector. Friend. Bill Paxton was a great many things to the creator of the Terminator franchise, James Cameron. So it’s no wonder that Cameron’s original statement made on the day of his passing (reported here) was not nearly enough to process his grief when remembering his dear, late friend Bill. James Cameron has since released a new statement about Bill Paxton, and this is what he had to say:
Did you happen to miss some or all of our latest TERMINATOR TRIVIA postings on our Facebook Page? Well don’t fret, we’ve collected all of these tasty Terminator tidbits into a single volume that you can read here! And who knows, even the most die-hard Terminator Fans might just learn something new about the franchise we all hold near and dear to our hearts!