SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 09: Director James Cameron attends the press conference for "Avatar: The Way Of The Water" on December 09, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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Director James Cameron Believes The Events In The Terminator Could Happen
The “Terminator” franchise is largely about how human reliance on machines has become distressing and that a hostile machine takeover is imminent. Ironically, “Terminator” director James Cameron, one of the most tech-forward filmmakers of his generation, tells stories of trusting the natural world over machines and explains his fear of A.I. on the “Smartless” podcast.
On the December 19, 2022, episode, Cameron shared, “I'm certainly pretty concerned about the potential for misuse of A.I. I think A.I. can be great, but also it could literally be the end of the world. [...] No technology has ever not been weaponized. And do we really want to be fighting something smarter than us that isn't us on our own world? I don't think so.”
The director also speculated that A.I. has already infiltrated human society and corroded our humanity with malicious algorithms. He conjectured, "An A.I. could've taken over the world and already be manipulating it, and we just don't know because it would have control over all of the media and everything. And what better explanation for how absurd everything is right now."