All in all, Kubrick had predicted the future many years before other movies could have. He had imagined electronics, such as, tablets, video communication and voice recognition. ''A beautiful, confounding picture that had half the audience cheering and the other half snoring. Kubrick clearly means to say something about the dehumanizing effects of technology, but exactly what is hard to say.' (). As modern society shows, we are more so than ever communicating with our computers and mobile phones rather than literal conversations without the use of any electronic device. After all, this movie is awesome and had influenced many other movies, even technology to be developed like in the movie.
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Wilmington, M (2005) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/criticreviews
Frederick R. B. (1968) - http://variety.com/1968/film/reviews/2001-a-space-odyssey-1200421723/