Maybe. I am aware of that reading. A lot of people are alarmed by AI, most entertainingly Elon Musk, who said we are summoning demons. I can’t possibly know that but I’ll admit I was interested in tapping into that anxiety. On another note, the image I painted from was taken from a screenshot of the fifth Terminator movie, Terminator Genisys, from 2015. It’s a pretty terrible movie, which reintroduces the concept of time travel, I think to basically revive the nostalgia of the earlier movies. The plot recycles so much from the earlier movies too.
Most movies (that make a lot of money) are remakes, reboots, sequels, or prequels. From the movie studios perspective, it’s a safe bet, but it often results in pretty unoriginal, formulaic content. So in a way, a successful movie franchise maybe grows exponentially too. But I liked the idea of painting an entire room, every square inch, with a quick screenshot from a forgettable movie sequel. It’s both benign and threatening, I suppose.