HAL 9000 - Inspired by 2001 : A Space Odyssey

Acrylic Blocks

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$25.00
WonkyRobot

LEEDS, United Kingdom

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4 × 4
4" × 4" × 1"
6 × 6
6" × 6" × 1"

Features

  • Vibrant back mounted photographic prints
  • 1" (2.5 cm) thick solid free-standing acrylic block for desk, table top or shelves
  • Diamond cut sides provide a sharp image from any angle
  • Hand polished for a crystal clear finish
  • Available in 4×4" (10×10 cm) and 6×6" (15×15 cm)

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HAL 9000 is a fictional character and the main antagonist in Arthur C. Clarke’s Space Odyssey series. First appearing in 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer) is a sentient computer (or artificial general intelligence) that controls the systems of the Discovery One spacecraft and interacts with the ship’s astronaut crew. Part of HAL’s hardware is shown towards the end of the film, but he is mostly depicted as a camera lens containing a red or yellow dot, instances of which are located throughout the ship. HAL 9000 is voiced by Douglas Rain in the two feature film adaptations of the Space Odyssey series. HAL speaks in a soft, calm voice and a conversational manner, in contrast to the crewmen, David Bowman and Frank Poole.

In the film 2001, HAL became operational on 12 January 1992 at the HAL Laboratories in Urbana, Illinois as production number 3. The activation year was 1991 in earlier screenplays and changed to 1997 in Clarke’s novel written in conjunction with the movie. In addition to maintaining the Discovery One spacecraft systems during the interplanetary mission to Jupiter (or Saturn in the original novel, published shortly after the release of the film), HAL is capable of speech, speech recognition, facial recognition, natural language processing, lip reading, art appreciation, interpreting emotional behaviours, automated reasoning, and playing chess.

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