Both those points are addressed in my timeline. Basically, there is a difference between computation and thought for the first, and humans start from a much higher base for the second. However, we are getting off topic for the thread.That first point can be nullified by Skynet's sheer processing power whereas Skynet can replace loosses while we can't. Sooooooooo.................
The problem with this is multifaceted.The Steven King novel, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apt_Pupil, has a teenager with psychopathic tendencies losing it after corresponding with a former Nazi. The fact an outwardly normal teen became a serial killer who killed multiple homeless people over several years before going on a 5 hour mass shooting spree after being caught; he had started visiting a hidden (and unrepentant) former Death Camp guard, in the 1970s, would have had massive impacts. It would be harder to blame mass shootings after that on violent media instead of far right radicalisation unlike OTL.
It probably wouldn't extend to censoring historical details but I could easily see people move to try and ban or censor films like Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS. Very doubtful that it would lead to improvements in Nazi hunting, and I'm fairly certain Mengele was already dead by the events of the novel anyway. Your best case scenario is people looking down on skinheads more, but that's not going to change much, if anything.I guess if we are talking about stuff like banning any talk of the Holocaust and media like Wolfenstine because they have Nazis in them that could be the case. If its hunting for surviving Nazis like Mengle and an increased focus on spreading awareness and educating people on Nazi atrocities, I would be supportive.
Xenophobia would ensue. Humans would become militant, and a Space Force would be created no less than 10 years early. As to how advanced they may be, well, no idea.Anyone has ideas of how the aftermath of War of the Worlds (2005) would look like?
IIRC, the other country involved in the incident disavowed any knowledge of what happened, so war is unlikely.Top Gun
I've only seen parts of the movie, but I remember that Tom Cruise's character fights a couple of enemy planes and wins against them.
This should have caused an international crisis, especially since it occurred during the Cold War. Based on what I could find, the enemy was intended to be North Koreans, but it was never explicitly stated. Apparently the movie ends in a positive mood without any realization that the U.S. just got closer to starting WWIII (maybe?).
I believe Radchenko was said to be based on the Russian nationalist politician Vladimir Zhironovsky. Correct me if I am wrong.Great movie. There's a disclaimer at the end that says after 1996 sub captains can't launch nukes without the express consent of the President. Presumably that would assuage the anti-nukers?
Bigger issue for me is what Radchenko's actions (he's the "ultranationalist" guy in the Russian Far East who's actions send the Alabama to the Pacific in the first place) do to 1990s Russia. Maybe Yeltsin's strong response gives him more legitimacy in Russia in the mid to late 90s?
It would be like the end of Watchmen, an outside threat uniting the Cold War factions.1. Speaking of War of the Worlds, I want to bring up a possible aftermath for the 1953 version Ike is president and Khrushchev had recently taken over from Joe Stalin. Would we see a much earlier US/Soviet detente and closer cooperation? What about a combined international space force using reverse-engineered Martian ships and technology?