Apocalypse then 1991 (predicting 1997)
“In three years, Cyberdyne will become the largest supplier of
military computer systems. All stealth bombers are upgraded with
Cyberdyne computers, becoming fully unmanned. Afterwards,
they ﬂy with a perfect operational record.
The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes online
August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic
defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate.
It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th.
In a panic, they try to pull the plug.”
– Sarah Connor
“August 29, 1997, came and went. Nothing much happened.
Michael Jackson turned 40. There was no Judgment Day.
People went to work as they always do. Laughed,
complained, watched TV, made love.
I wanted to run through the street yelling to grab them all and
say, "Every day from this day on is a gift. Use it well."”
• Cities of the Future https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/
• Gartner hype cycle http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2819918
• Oculus https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oculus_Rift_development_kit_2.jpg
• LEGO Nike Mag http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/orion_pax/6158500167/in/photostream/
• Skynet comic http://xkcd.com/1046/
• Others author’s own, or royalty-free and CC-licensed works
from sxu.hu and Wikimedia Commons
• see also http://www.zenka.org/history-of-virtual-reality-and-augmented-reality-timeline/