You may just think you're having a bad day at work, but today is actually the day that the super-computer defense system Skynet, having recently become self-aware, turns on its creators and launches an apocalyptic nuclear assault on mankind. Well, at least according to the Terminator television series The Sarah Connor Chronicles (other installments in the series suggest alternative dates). To honor the milestone in Terminator mythology, some people are asking a weighty question: If today is 'Judgment Day,' who is our modern-day Skynet? Here are some of the best answers we're seeing:
Global Warming and Cell Phones: In a statement to TMZ, Terminator director James Cameron wrote, "Now instead of nuclear war and the machines taking over, we need to worry about global climate change." But he added that machines are still a menace: "With everybody going through their lives bent over their Blackberries all day long, you could even argue the machines have already won." If it's any consolation, our smartphones look a lot less menacing than Skynet, pictured above.
Google: "The greatest trick Skynet ever pulled was convincing the world it didn't change its name to Google," joked Funny Or Die on Twitter.