I've seen the Terminator movies many times starting in my tween years. Wrapping my head of time-travel and its paradoxes fascinated me, as does the predictions of dystopian future.
I think this fiction and other pieces in the genre can be used as warning to people or groups in our society that wish to create and entrust artificial intelligence. That perhaps humanity is better without it, as an AI might decide that the best way to protect us or the planet might not be the policy we would choose...to drastically different outcomes.
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