2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey ★★★★½

Due to chance or luck, a single species of ape discovered the first ever tool, putting them in a position higher than all others on the chain of survival of the fittest. So began the idea of progress and intelligence.

The foundation of intelligent life is built on advantage and opportunity, and then upon itself endlessly in a continuous path toward technological advancement. The reasons behind these advancements naturally progress over time, from coming about out of necessity into expanding creature comforts and into aiding scientific discovery. There is no foreseeable future in which these developments slow down because these developments are the very foundational nature of humanity itself. By virtue of logic, it stands to reason that there will come a point when technology is smarter than us and begins to improve upon itself. Gone will be the notion of human error and the possibility for mistakes, replaced by infallible programs. Humanity's own self-imposed demise is an inevitability; it is merely the next stage of evolution.

Siegel liked these reviews