Wednesday, September 22, 2010

1999 Apple Commercial Staring HAL

I've been listening to an audio book of 2001: A Space Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke and thought of a 1999 Superbowl commercial by Apple. It was about how the Mac computers were immune to the Y2K bug (which ended up not causing any significant problems).

If you haven't read the book series or seen the movie, HAL 2000 in the commercial is based on HAL 9000, the AI computer system on the Discovery One spacecraft from the book and movie. The ad proves that science fiction is more mainstream than people may think.

Here's the commercial:

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