Happy Birthday HAL-9000!

It’s on January 12th, 1992 that, according to Arthur C. Clarke, was born HAL-9000, the computer from “2001, A space Odyssey” (the book from Arthur C. Clarke and the movie from Stanley Kubrick). Actually, the first time it was powered on. So, it is exactly 23-year old today. Happy birthday HAL-9000!

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

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

I recommend specially both the novel and the movie.