We have computers which can beat your computers...
The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th.
The emperor says:
Pain is an illusion of the senses, despair an illusion of the mind.