Friday, April 22, 2011

Judgment Day Terminated

According to the “Terminator” movie and TV show franchise, the world was supposed to be destroyed last night by Skynet, a robotic military system that humans created.
Well, Judgment Day, as it’s known in Terminator lore, didn’t happen.
Our destruction on April 21, 2011, joins a list of science-fiction dates that have come and gone without incident.
Other examples:
The HAL 9000 computer from “2001: A Space Odyssey” was supposed to become operational at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., on Jan. 12, 1997.
In the 1981 action movie “Escape from New York,” a crime-ridden United States converted Manhattan Island into a maximum security prison in 1988.
But some sci-fi predictions could still come true.
As Unreality Magazine notes, “Back to the Future II’s future is 2015, so we can still hold onto hope for hoverboards.”

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