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50 Years Old, '2001: A Space Odyssey' Still Offers Insight about the Future


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2001 spacesuits

Even 17 years beyond 2001, spacesuits are bulkier than this.

Credit: Matthew J. Cotter/Flickr, CC BY-SA

Watching a 50th anniversary screening of "2001: A Space Odyssey," I found myself, a mathematician and computer scientist whose research includes work related to artificial intelligence, comparing the story's vision of the future with the world today.

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