stolid wrote:Going back quite a few episodes, I don't understand how Cameron can know her previous orders and choose not to follow them since they were in fact her orders from her original creator. It would be one thing if she forgot them (deleted), but she still knows them and takes John's. Then when her chip glitches and she goes back to the original orders, she ignores them (the override). And in this latest episode, she finds John's orders more important, important enough to make sure that in the future she doesn't ruin them (with the implanted explosive).
Maybe her original orders are hard coded into her, but her chip can override them if necessary? So if the chip is programmed with a mission conflicting with the hard coded mission (protect John Connor vs terminate John Connor), the chip overrides the hard coded mission. That would explain both why Cameron reverted to her original mission when the chip was damaged as well as why the newest model SkyNet terminators self-destruct their chips when disabled/captured.
I'm no computer scientist, but it makes sense to me. It would also keep Terminators from going all HAL on people, ie first mission: Relay all information to the crew, second mission: keep the mission goal a secret from the crew, solution: kill the crew. They really should've expanded on that in the (boring) movie. Anyway, that's my explanation without too much rambling
And yes, I do think Cameron is getting more human. She has been shown to be capable of emotion in Allison from Palmdale. She's happy when playing fooseball (sp?), scared when talking to the therapist, hateful when talking about John Connor and angry when she found out Jody was setting her up to take the fall. Preprogrammed response or not, those are emotions.
Also her inability to fix her own hand and her inability to control that hand after John fixed it, would seem to point to some sort of twitch when under pressure.
And her self-destruct device proves she has self-doubt. Not exactly a quality SkyNet would program in a Terminator.Now I'm wondering what time travel logic they're using.
The way I see it, there are three possible forms of logic (if needed I can upload a schematic tomorrow morning):
A - You get sent back to the past of your own reality
B - You get sent back to a certain point in your reality's own past. From that point, realities branch. One branches towards the point you were sent back from, another branches away from that, this new reality starts from the moment you were sent back and is different from the other due to the actions you take (with knowledge from the future) and the consequences they have.
C - If you get sent back in time, a completely new reality forms. At the time of your arrival, all things are identical to that same point of time in your 'own' reality's past. However there's no tie between your 'new' reality and your 'old' reality.
(replace reality with time line if that helps)I think C is they way they figure it in TSCC.
A can't be valid, because then Derek Reese couldn't use the knowledge from the future to kill Andy Goode. Andy Goode told him in the future that he created the Turk. If Derek Reese killed Andy Goode in his own past, Andy never could've told Derek he created the Turk in the future. It would create a weird kind of grandfather paradox.
B is also unlikely. Jesse (the %^&*#) got sent back after Derek Reese, but we don't know to what point of time. She might've been sent back to a time before
Derek arrived. If theory B were valid, she could be a Jesse from the 'old' reality but also from the 'new' reality. We know she is from the 'new' future, because she experienced things together with Derek, which 'our' Derek doesn't know about. So something (Fischer) happened in the past that changed the future. It would also mean 2 Jesses can be sent back to the same point in time. One from the 'old' and one from the 'new' reality.
That leaves C as most likely. It would account for Goode telling Derek about the Turk and Derek being able to kill him before Andy told him without creating a grandfather paradox. It also allows Jesse to be sent back from a reality that Derek didn't experience, because there would also be a reality where Jesse wasn't sent back in time.
I probably thought about this too much, but once it got in my head it started bugging me