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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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46.

NYCSteve    

No. This was the Judgment Day that crap pile T3 posited. August 29th, 1997 was when T2 said it happened, and that was the film Cameron wrote and directed.

Cameron's head is so far up his arse with global warming nonsense that not even he noticed the incorrect date.

1097 days ago
47.

Atlantaguy    

Hey, "cell addiction" is VERY real - and tons of people have it. Take away someone's cell for a few hours and their physical and mental reactions are the same as someone who's addicted to crack who can't get to more. It's sick.

I know people who won't even pry their eyes away from the phone screen when you're having a face-to-face conversation with them. I just turn around and walk away. I wound up telling a friend of 10 years one day to F-off because their phone was more important than anything else.

1097 days ago
48.

Martin    

Actually that date is from "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles". The date given in T:2 is August 29th, 1997, 2:14 AM.

1097 days ago
49.

meg    

Good grief, just go hug a tree, far, far away and stay there!

1097 days ago
50.

ken    

lol - TMZ can't even go to imdb and verify the info? That's why you guys make next to nothing....

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103064/quotes

1097 days ago
51.

Rabbitt    

Love me some Terminator. And some Kyle Reese. (I don't care how old you get Michael Biehn...you'll always be Kyle Reese and Corporal Hicks to me!) I'm so old.

1097 days ago
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