The Movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”, 1968, Discusses The Digital Twin

In the movie clip, artificial intelligence is used to create the perfect computer where it is claimed that it does not make mistakes.  The HAL 9000 decides on it own to take over the spaceship it is controlling in an attempt to abort its current mission.  HAL gives the crew false reliability information on equipment.  The terms “Unit 1” and “niner triple zero” are references to HAL.


This movie makes me wonder about just how long the digital twin has been around and why is it only recently making a strong appearance on the global stage – particularly the industrial world.  I welcome any comments.  Please enjoy watching the below clip.



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