With all the hype around Microsoft’s Sydney chatbot, which has been disturbing some in the tech world with her “dark thoughts,” there has been renewed interest in the question of what happens if and when artificial intelligence runs amok. Many readers are revisiting 2001: A Space Odyssey, the dark tale by Arthur C. Clarke. A classic of science fiction, it is an exhilarating journey through space exploration and the dangers of technology.
A Historic Collaboration
More often than not, a book is later adapted into a movie, right? But 2001: A Space Odyssey is unusual in that the novel was written alongside the iconic film, which was famously directed by Stanley Kubrick. The two men reportedly wrote the book together, although Clarke was the only person listed as author.
Read our full summary of 2001: A Space Odyssey.