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    and ceilings. Kubrick repeatedly uses red as a symbol of danger. Red lights flash within the ship during some of the most intense scenes of the film, such as the scene where Bowman (Kier Dullea) shuts down the ship’s computer, the HAL 9000. Red is also used for HAL 9000’s camera eye. This is one of many symbols alluding to Homer’s The Odyssey. Specifically, this is an allusion to the one-eyed Cyclops- one of Odysseus’ adversaries in The…

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    John M. Ford was an American game designer, poet, science fiction and fantasy writer, and wrote essays like Eventful History: Version 1.x. This essay, written in 19951, was written not too much earlier than Y2K. Y2K was the fear of all computers going berserk after the transition from the year 1999 to the year 2000, due to the uncertainty of computers using two-digit programs interpreting the number 2000, or 00, as 1900. This would have caused huge trouble for places like banks, who would be…

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    Isaac Asimov's Runaround

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    Isaac Asimov In 1942, American author and biochemist Isaac Asimov published a short story entitled Runaround. No one would have guessed that this story would become such a major part of science fiction’s “zero hour”. Along with authors such as Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein, Asimov would help form the foundation of modern science fiction and explore new concepts that would soon become the commonplace of the genre. Overall, Asimov had an undeniable impact on the science fiction genre as…

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    handled with title cards. Much of the dialogue exists only to show people talking to one another, without much regard to content (this is true of the conference on the space station). Ironically, the dialogue containing the most feeling comes from HAL, as it pleads for its “life'' and sings “Daisy.'' The film creates its effects essentially out of visuals and music. It is meditative. It does not cater to us, but wants to inspire us, enlarge us. Nearly 30 years after it was made, it has not…

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    culture. Another game that includes references to popular culture is the Fallout series. In Fallout 3, if one were to look closely at the cameras in the Capital Wasteland, one would see that a few of them have a red light. This is a reference to HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and in Fallout: New Vegas if one has the Wild Wasteland perk, they can see and hear different references throughout their travels through the wasteland. One in particular being a reference to Indiana Jones when he…

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    Survival, the security of life, is the basic instinct of all creatures. A chameleon camouflages to survive, a porcupine flares its needles to survive, and an artificial intelligence learns to survive. In Stanley Kubrick’s, 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL 9000, the computer program running the ship, becomes fearful and even hateful of humans once he discovers that the astronauts on board plan to shut him down. He attempts to eradicate them, but to no avail. A.I.s such as this one are being developed…

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     The greatest advantage of artificial intelligent system is that it can never get tired or sleepy or bored and since it can be programmed to do dangerous tasks human safety and security will not be at risk. RISK FACTORS Under this topic we will discuss about the risks associated with Artificial Intelligence. We will see that there are many risk factors but the most crucial risk factor is existential threat from Artificial Intelligence One of the main disadvantage of AI is the…

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    Introduction When it comes to maintaining and supporting legacy aircraft such as the F-16 within today’s Air Force inventory, the logistics scheme currently in use includes distinct and separate information systems for repair, supply, maintenance personnel and skills, mission planning and post-mission debriefings. They are standard for the Air Force and used by other fleets (Butler, 2013). With the introduction of the Joint Strike Fighter program, the F-35 will replace several aircraft…

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    is mined whose origin and material are unknown, this monolith sends a signal to Jupiter. The space ship Discovery is sent to advance to the destination of the signals. Two of the team are awake, the rest of the team is sleeping. The board computer HAL 9000 is becoming more and more of a threat. For me as a Sci-Fi enthusiast it is almost an impudence not to have seen Kubrick's 2001 yet. Now, after watching it in class, I realize, however, why I delayed viewing this film for so long Without…

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    One of the biggest questions philosophers are faced with is “How do we know we are conscious or not?”. The question cannot easily be answered know if we aren’t fully aware of consciousness itself. An easy way to interpret this concept is a quote from an Indian philosopher when he made a comparison of an eye not being able to look at itself (Solomon, 2008, p. 19), which means that we can understand the world with the use of it, but we cannot understand consciousness itself. I will argue in this…

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