Flip-style equivalents of the cell phone had been forecast in the Star Trek television series two years earlier in Chandra has begun designing the HALthe has not been mentioned in subsequent novels.
Through much of the movie, even the humans talk to each other blandly, without much tone or emotion — as they might talk to a machine, or as a machine might talk to them.
This was long before Deep Blue beat Kasparov, at a time when humans could still beat computers at chess. The details in the novel and the film The Year We Make Contact are nominally the same, with a few exceptions.
In a book he wrote with Kubrick's assistance, Alexander Walker states that Kubrick eventually decided that nuclear weapons had "no place at all in the film's thematic development", being an "orbiting red herring" that would "merely have raised irrelevant questions to suggest this as a reality of the twenty-first century".
Is the mission of a self-driving car, for instance, to get a passenger from one place to another as quickly as possible — or to avoid killing pedestrians? The film says this occurred inwhile the book gives as HAL's birth year. It is true that, at one point, HAL declares itself to be conscious.
Illustrators such as Chesley BonestellRoy Carnon, and Richard McKenna were hired to produce concept drawings, sketches and paintings of the space technology seen in the film.
Did the screenwriters just switch between Final Draft and Pornhub all day long, or is it how a male-dominated, racially imbalanced film industry expresses its sexual frustration?
HAL did appear to go rogue but, it can be argued, it is not self-aware.