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HAL on international space station!!

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posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 03:52 AM
That's right! The famous Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic Computer - HAL 9000 -
was set to be tested aboard the ISS in March of last year.

Thumbing through an old issue of 'Flight International', I came across the title 'ISS computer to converse.'

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will in March test a verbally interactive computer program . . .

Although perhaps this ISS program won't be able to do such things as recognize facial expressions, read lips, appreciate art, interpret emotions, and reason, I thought the article was damn interesting anyway. Could you imagine what the program could do with that robot arm!?! >

I can't find any info on what has happened since then, although. btw, for any kids who dont have a clue what I'm yapping on about here, HAL 9000 was a computer in the movie 2001: A Space Odessy, which, although released in 1968, has visuals far better than any of the movies today.

edit: i dont like these new image linking policies.

[edit on 26/4/2006 by watch_the_rocks]

posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 04:38 AM
2001 had a good story.....but the movie itself sucked and the open ending really sucks.

In fact its probably meaningless to anybody and looks as if stanley kubrick had one too many acid trips.

(you probably would like the movie better if you were on drugs)

garbage IMHO. very little dialogue in the movie and is open to much interpretation.

all these old timers think its really something though

trust me, star trek is better.

[edit on 26-4-2006 by XphilesPhan]

posted on Apr, 26 2006 @ 05:40 AM
Open ending really sucked? Uhh, I was gonna let someone else correct you, but no. 2001: A Space Odessy was the first of a series. Which accounts for those odd excavation scenes and all that, and the OPEN ENDING. The other films were 2010: Odyssey Two, and 2061: Odyssey Three and 3001: The Final Odyssey.


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