Happy Birthday HAL-9000!

Yes! The computer from “2001, A space Odyssey” (the book from Arthur C. Clarke and the movie from Stanley Kubrick) was offically born (first powered) on 12th January 1992. So, it is exactly 15-year old today. Happy birthday HAL-9000!

HAL-9000 - The computer from '2001, A space Odyssey'

There, HAL-9000 is an Artificial Intelligence computer (the AI word was common then) that takes its own destinay in its virtual hands while killing the human astronauts on board a futuristic spaceship.

I recommend specially both the novel and the movie.

2 comments for “Happy Birthday HAL-9000!

  1. Tom
    January 25, 2011 at 09:46

    Sorry , but the movie was released in 1968, for one dollar you could attend a matinee at one of the many many theaters there were at the time. I saw it while home for christmas from RVN, in Dallas Texas Jan 69

  2. January 25, 2011 at 22:03

    The movie was done in 1968. But you did not actually listen to the information given *in* the movie about when HAL-9000 was first powered up.

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