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2001: A Space Odyssey has haunted pop culture with anxiety about rogue AIs for half a century

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@A/C Re: Just a moment... Just a moment...

In the original film 2001, no. In the sequel books 2010 & 2061, HAL becomes, like Bowman, ethereal and can talk to the Monolith (Bowman asked his masters, the aliens/Monolith, for a companion and they provided HAL).

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