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HAL 9000 Finally Realized, Alive & Responsive

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If you are a movie fan, you know what I am talking about when I mention the HAL 9000. It is a self-aware computer in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (based on Arthur C. Clarke’s novel series Space Odyssey). Ever since we were introduced to the HAL 9000, we have all been mesmerized by the thought of artificial intelligence. People have tried to replicate it in a multitude of different creations. You might even remember my article about the HAL 9000 iPhone dock a while back. It was actually called the IRIS 9000, and it can still be purchased over at ThinkGeek. There is now something better though. It so happens that the HAL 9000 has finally been realized and brought to life.

If you are one of those people who can’t get the interaction you crave each day, this new HAL 9000 replica could possibly solve all your problems. It is based on the authentic blueprints from the cult 1967 movie. It has over 15 movie quotes recorded, and it will respond with the most appropriate one when you speak to it. The fact that this HAL 9000 replica is crafted in aircraft grade aluminum should be proof enough that the creators have put extra effort into making this as authentic as humanly possible.

It is currently made available by ThinkGeek, and it is one of those must-have gadgets for any geek. It is priced at $499.99 which in all fairness seems a little steep. However, the fact that it will activate and react when a button is pressed on any IR remote control for example is frickin’ hilarious. It also has an auto-preserve battery mode that kicks in after 2 minutes of inactivity. To turn it off completely, just rotate the lens ring. That is also the way to turn the HAL  9000 on. If you are a huge science fiction fan, you should totally go for this piece of technology. Maybe there is a way it can be upgraded. Maybe in the future you could teach it tricks. I don’t know. All I know is that it’s perfectly awesome to look at. That in itself is enough for me to get it. Meeeesmerizing…

HAL 9000 Replica Gadget

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Author: Richard Darell

 

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

3 Comments

Harold Gardner

January 9th, 2013

A namesake gadget for my birthday…nice…

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Manuela Tosi

January 9th, 2013

Mi piace. Forse me lo regalerò.

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Rafael Gonzalez

February 3rd, 2013

I think this really shows again the power of movies and stories that trigger our imagination. Can’t wait to see one of these Hall 9000′s in a library or anywhere. Still waiting on the lightsaber though

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