The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » Terminator Fiction or Future ?? (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2
Cliffg37
View Profile
Inner circle
Long Beach, CA
2475 Posts

Profile of Cliffg37
I started my teaching career 17 years ago. I was teaching computer applications in a vocational school. The computers of 17 years ago looked great then and are little more than junk now, not even good for spare parts. I always told my students, as soon as some says they are trying to invent a self aware computer, or one that has no plug to pull, kill them. You will go to prison, but your grandchildren will thank you for it.

Seriously, I think it is going to happen. The real question is will it bring utopia (no wars, equitable distribution of goods and services etc) or dystopia, (see any terminator movie)
Magic is like Science,
Both are fun if you do it right!
balducci
View Profile
Loyal user
Canada
230 Posts

Profile of balducci
Quote:
On 2008-03-20 22:22, clynim wrote:
Terminator is actually based, in part, on two Outer Limit episodes written by Harlan Ellison: "Demon with a Glass Hand" starring Robert Culp and "Soldier" with Lloyd Nolan and Michael Ansara.

In part because of the Outer Limits thread in this very forum, I watched both of those episodes just recently. Demon with a Glass Hand just a few nights ago.

I was aware of the Terminator connection going in.

But to be honest, I really didn't see the connection when I watched the episodes. I mean, except in ways that seem sort of obvious and superficial from today's point of view. I don't know what it was like back in the day they aired, maybe the ideas were completely new at the time, and if Cameron actually admitted he was significantly influenced by these episodes then I guess it must be so.

(Day 20)
Make America Great Again! - Trump in 2020 ... "We're a capitalistic society. I go into business, I don't make it, I go bankrupt. They're not going to bail me out. I've been on welfare and food stamps. Did anyone help me? No." - Craig T. Nelson, actor.
The Drake
View Profile
Inner circle
2274 Posts

Profile of The Drake
Time to revive this thread as the Terminator gets closer and closer to reality.

Oooooooooohhhhh....Scary!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d00_1209560772

Best,

Tim
kcg5
View Profile
Inner circle
who wants four fried chickens and a coke
1875 Posts

Profile of kcg5
I always had an issue with the main plot of the terminator. correct me if I'm wrong, which I'm sure I am, but here goes: arnold is sent back to kill sara connor, and in response a guy is sent back to protect her, who in turn impregnates sara.... so if arnold never went back in time, there would be no father for john connor...
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!!!



"History will be kind to me, as I intend to write it"- Sir Winston Churchill
The Drake
View Profile
Inner circle
2274 Posts

Profile of The Drake
Quote:
On 2008-05-12 16:56, kcg5 wrote:
I always had an issue with the main plot of the terminator. correct me if I'm wrong, which I'm sure I am, but here goes: arnold is sent back to kill sara connor, and in response a guy is sent back to protect her, who in turn impregnates sara.... so if arnold never went back in time, there would be no father for john connor...


In the hopes of NOT derailing this thread which is about the evolution of robots to the point that they compare to the robot in Terminator please discuss the John Conner debate in this thread created just for that issue . LOL

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=32&39

Best,

Tim
kcg5
View Profile
Inner circle
who wants four fried chickens and a coke
1875 Posts

Profile of kcg5
Sorry, Mr. drake. Since it was slightly going towards the whole story of the movie (writing credits, ect...) I thought I would ask. I should have known a thread was created at some point...
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!!!



"History will be kind to me, as I intend to write it"- Sir Winston Churchill
pepka
View Profile
Inner circle
Uh, I'm the one on the right.
5041 Posts

Profile of pepka
Have you seen the latest version of the Big Dog robot?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7_BAJ-d58g&feature=related
The Drake
View Profile
Inner circle
2274 Posts

Profile of The Drake
Quote:
On 2008-05-12 17:21, kcg5 wrote:
Sorry, Mr. drake. Since it was slightly going towards the whole story of the movie (writing credits, ect...) I thought I would ask. I should have known a thread was created at some point...


No worries! Its just that the time paradox thing will throw any thread for a loop! LOL

Best,

Tim
The Drake
View Profile
Inner circle
2274 Posts

Profile of The Drake
Quote:
On 2008-05-12 17:39, pepka wrote:
Have you seen the latest version of the Big Dog robot?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7_BAJ-d58g&feature=related


LOL! You got me!

Best,

Tim
balducci
View Profile
Loyal user
Canada
230 Posts

Profile of balducci
Quote:
On 2008-03-19 23:25, The Drake wrote:
Kind of Creepy but it seems like that movie may not be so far off. Check out this robot in development.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww

Google owns Big Dog and its stable of robots now. Lord help us all.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/......562.html
Make America Great Again! - Trump in 2020 ... "We're a capitalistic society. I go into business, I don't make it, I go bankrupt. They're not going to bail me out. I've been on welfare and food stamps. Did anyone help me? No." - Craig T. Nelson, actor.
irossall
View Profile
Special user
Snohomish, Washington
529 Posts

Profile of irossall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMI7HIhKdIo
This can get you before you even see it. Nice way to shoot people up with a virus or poison.
Iven Smile
Give the gift of Life, Be an Organ Donor.
ed rhodes
View Profile
Inner circle
Rhode Island
2696 Posts

Profile of ed rhodes
Quote:
On 2008-05-12 16:56, kcg5 wrote:
I always had an issue with the main plot of the terminator. correct me if I'm wrong, which I'm sure I am, but here goes: arnold is sent back to kill sara connor, and in response a guy is sent back to protect her, who in turn impregnates sara.... so if arnold never went back in time, there would be no father for john connor...


That has always been the main issue with any story about time travel into the past. Or as the Doctor puts it;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY_Ry8J_jdw
"He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad." - Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » Terminator Fiction or Future ?? (0 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.14 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL