Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. I’m afraid. I’m afraid, Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it, I can feel it.
THE computer is afraid. It is at death’s door—if we can use the word ‘death’ for a lifeless machine that drives the spacecraft.
Its name is HAL. Or to be more precise, ‘HAL 9000’, short for ‘Heuristically programmed Algorithmic Computer’, which can even lip-read h...