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'Terminator' Creator: Cell Phones Are The New Skynet

4/19/2011 6:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Today is THE DAY that doomed all of humanity ... because according to "Terminator 2," April 19, 2011 ... at 8:11 PM ... Skynet became self aware, starting a chain of events that led to a war between man and machine.

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TMZ spoke to the man who CREATED the terminator, James Cameron ... and to commemorate the fact that we're all still alive, he gave us the following statement:

"Kyle Reese said in the first film that it was only 'one possible future.'  Clearly, not the one we're in.  Maybe Kyle, Sarah, John and the T-800 changed things enough to steer us away from that possible future."

Cameron adds, "Now instead of nuclear war and the machines taking over, we need to worry about global climate change.  And the machines taking over.  With everybody going through their lives bent over their Blackberries all day long, you could even argue the machines have already won."

We, for one, welcome our new mechanical overlords.

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Skar    

Run for your lives!

1193 days ago
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Just Me    

Actually, he made a really good point about the Blackberry!

1193 days ago
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john5oregon    

August 4, 1997? *confused*

1193 days ago
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cherry    

I can't live without my ipod & laptop so all hail our overlords

1193 days ago
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D. UK    

They 'll be back...

1193 days ago
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Majestik    

Could someone's blackberry please become the terminator and take Cameron out, thank you.

1193 days ago
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voting rocks    

@Majestik...I couldn't agree more! What a moron.

1193 days ago
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ciimonstr    

__TRON

1193 days ago
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Lucky_130    

Next step into human evolution is "Transhumanism"! Thats right folks one day in the near future you will have a "Verachip" in your hand or head. Dont worry though, Itll be for safety purposes, like protecting you from identity theft. It will be so cool to be part machine and part human, like Lady Gaga on her new album cover!lol. Fact is, the machines have already won as the article states, next stop the Twilight Zone.

1193 days ago
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Thumper    

That terminator skull looks less menacing with white teeth

1193 days ago
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Jimbob    

Blatant ripoff of http://singularityhub.com/2011/04/19/skynet-becomes-aware-launches-nuclear-attack-on-humanity/

1193 days ago
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jeremy    

@ john5 ... the timeline changed after the events of terminator 2 and this is the new date according to the sara conner chronicles

1193 days ago
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cv    

Global climate change? What a maroon!

1193 days ago
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Lucky_130    

Im surprised they just didnt go with the date of 4.20. So many bad things have happened on or around that date that its just to ironic to be a coincidence.

1193 days ago
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DR SICK    

Totally agree with James. It's about time someone of celebrity noted this. The Blue Palm Society is so enmeshed in the Me Society that nothing around them is of value. Losers.

1193 days ago
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