The Future Portrayed In "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines"

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In the film "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines", a man named John Connor is the leader of a world-wide resistance that will lead mankind to victory against the machines. In order to stop him from creating this resistance, the enemy known as Skynet sends a terminator back through time to kill John Connor and to never allow him to create the resistance. But the resistance also sends a lone warrior to protect John. Throughout the film the terminator attempts countless times to terminate John but the lone warrior is always there to save him. In the end, the terminator is destroyed and John Connor believes he has stopped Judgment Day from coming but as the lone warrior tells him, "Judgment Day is inevitable", and it cannot be stopped. All John did was post pone it. The world is then destroyed by the weapons that they built to protect them.

I believe that the future portrayed in this film is definitely a techno-dystopia. I believe so because the machines that these people built were for military purposes and they believed that these machines were going to prove useful come war time. But the machines learned and began to think for themselves and ended up destroying the very creator of them all. The futuristic technologies that they had built included: flying aircrafts with certain objectives programmed in and actual robots which operated on their own with chain guns. This is a kind of future that I hope this world does not come to because if our future is going to rely on robotics to perform tasks such as regular daily activities to full scale battles, then this worlds' future is not going to be a very long one. Who knows what is in store for the future. I know...