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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse10 Mar 2018 9:56 p.m. PST

… Amazon Alexa to Control Your Home, Dave

"As I vaguely recall, 2001: A Space Odyssey might have been trying to tell us something about the dangers of artificial intelligence. But I haven't seen the movie in years, and instead of morals, all I can remember is how cool HAL9000 seemed, so I'm already fantasizing about making room on my wall for this replica of the lip-reading computer that includes a real AI of its own.

Master Replicas Group has yet to reveal pricing information for its new 2001 Interactive HAL Computer prop replica, which almost certainly means it's going to cost a small fortune. But this is a rare time when a replica does more than just look pretty in a display case. We don't have all the details on what MRG's HAL9000 will be capable of—the group has only posted a couple of teasers so far—but in addition to the computer's glowing, unblinking eye, the replica will also have working displays, and functional voice recognition, as this video demonstrates…"


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Roderick Robertson Fezian11 Mar 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

That's not going to end well.

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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

As long as all of the Alexa/Hal unit are controlled by Skynet or Colossus, this will work out just fine.

Beowulf Fezian11 Mar 2018 11:36 a.m. PST

I don't think HAL will open the door for you…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse11 Mar 2018 1:52 p.m. PST



dsfrank Inactive Member12 Mar 2018 10:25 a.m. PST

In the book, HAL 9,000's initial programming included a directive to tell the crew all pertinent information. HAL was later given information about the real reason for the mission (to investigate the target of the moon monolith data blast) – HAL was told not to reveal this information to the crew (without the knowledge of its initial programmers) – HAL could not reconcile the conflicting directives and essentially went insane – a logical outcome for the computer was – no crew = no conflict with its directives.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse13 Mar 2018 9:44 a.m. PST

Excellent movie!….


Ghostrunner13 Mar 2018 1:23 p.m. PST


WIFE: HAL, please order balloons for my husband's party Friday.

HAL: Certainly. I take it we will be celebrating his birthday.

WIFE: Yes. But remember, it's a surprise. So don't tell him about it.

HAL: <frzzzzzt>

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