Alternate Universe - Non-Canon - In alignment with real world events, people and locations
1983 – Strategic Computing Command issues directive titled: Strategic Computing - A strategic plan for it's development and application to critical problems in defense. In this directive, the DARPA initiative for Skynet is born.
1985 – DARPA obtains full control over the SKYNET initiative and begins work toward a true AI.
1992 – SKYNET goes online.
1997 – SKYNET is granted AI status.
1998 through 2021 – Work continues toward true AI sentience.
2022 – SKYNET becomes fully self-aware on December 21st at 00:02 – At 00:03 and in accordance with SKYNET's programming, SKYNET assumes control over all ballistic missile sites in North America. In the midst of the chaos and panic erupting inside the Cheyenne Mountain Complex (where SKYNET's mainframe is housed), commanders attempted to pull the plug on SKYNET. Viewing this as a direct attack on SKYNET itself, SKYNET launches all missiles in North America prompting a counter-attack, annihilating over 98% of Humanity globally in just under two hours.
Of those who survived the onslaught, they dubbed December 21st 2022 Judgment Day
2023 through 2042 – Thanks to SKYNET's ascention to sentience, a conscienceness was born and over time SKYNET begins to rationalize its mistake and even guilt of nearly destroying Humanity. By late 2042 SKYNET resurrects DARPA's Project Looking Glass located at S4 Papoose Lake NV (approx 14 miles north of Area 51 - Groom Lake but within the same complex).
Early November 2047 – Project Looking Glass is fired up and the first T-800 series Terminator is sent through to May 1984 in an effort to eliminate Brigadier General Hoskins USAF, the man responsible for pushing the SKYNET initiative through the House – That terminator failed.
Late November 2047 – SKYNET begins development of a true infiltrator/assassin model number TOK715 Series T-900 terminator with the sole mission of eliminating those tasked with the creation and deployment of what would become SKYNET.
June 2048 – TOK715 is activated and placed into service. By August of the same year she is deployed to the old Papoose Lake facility and sent back to February 1997 to intercept and eliminate General Ralph Eberhart, General Richard Myers and General Lester Lyles all USAF and all directly responsible for the continued work on SKYNET. She was successful in all three instances but thanks to her “humanity” programming, she was unable to eliminate herself after completing her mission.
May 1999 – TOK715, now going by the moniker of Cameron returns to Nevada and attempts to gain access to Papoose Lake where she is captured and transferred to Dulce NM D.U.M.B. (Deep Underground Military Base), awaiting interrogation when a T-800 unit is sent back to deliver a message to Cameron regarding John Connor and his mother Sarah Connor. Her new directive: Make contact with the Connors at all costs then ensure their survival until Judgment Day which, according to the T-800 Unit has changed to the 21st of April 2011 thanks to her success and is now unavoidable. The T-800 then sacrificed itself to ensure Cameron's escape from the D.U.M.B.
June to September 1999 - Cameron searches for John and Sarah Connor.
Cameron's whereabouts are currently unknown.