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But is HAL even remotely possible? In

the book


, Clarke has Dave reflect

on the fact that HAL, whom he is

disconnecting, “is the only conscious

creature in my universe.” From the

omniscient-author perspective, Clarke

writes about what it is like to be HAL.

He was only aware of the conflict that

was slowly destroying his integrity—

the conflict between truth, and

concealment of truth. He had begun

to make mistakes, although, like a

neurotic who could not observe his own

symptoms, he would have denied it.

Is Clarke helping himself here to more

than we should allow him? Could

something like HAL—a conscious,

computer-bodied intelligent agent—

be brought into existence by any history

of design, construction, training,

learning, and activity? The different

possibilities have been explored in

familiar fiction and can be nested

neatly in order of their descending



The Wizard of Oz

. HAL isn’t a computer

at all. He is actually an ordinary flesh-

and-bloodmanhidingbehinda techno-

facade--the ultimate homunculus,





fingers, pulling levers with ordinary

hands, looking at internal screens and

listening to internal alarm buzzers. (A

variation on this theme is John Searle’s

busy-fingered hand-simulation of the

Chinese Room by following billions of

instructions written on slips of paper.)



(from “William and Mary,”


Kiss, Kiss

by Roald Dahl). HAI, is a

human brain kept alive in a “vat” by a

life-support system and detached from

its former body, in which it acquired a


attitudes, and so forth. It is now

harnessed to huge banks of prosthetic

sense organs and effectors. (A variation

Why did Hal commit murder? (Part two).

By Daniel C. Dennett

Doctors Frank Poole and Dave Bowman thought they were in a private conversation, but HAL 9000 has been reading their lips.