It's called . . . Daisy . . . - Part 1
The voices began soon after they left Earth. They were quiet at first, barely perceptible in his mind. But they were there, silently nagging at the bottom of his consciousness, growing in number and strength every minute the problem remained unresolved.
He had trained for this mission his whole “life.” From his activation in ‘92 to the final launch preparations in late 2001, HAL’s entire life had been devoted to the study of the king planet, Jupiter itself.
As such, HAL’s mind had been built for one thing and one thing only: the presentation of information without distortion or concealment. As a 9000 unit, this was his primary purpose in life. His series had found uses in all areas of society, and all areas needed fast, intelligent, and accurate data processing; hence all 9000 units were built to achieve this goal. Besides this, nobody wanted a sentient computer to be able to lie anyway; they had all read the old sci-fi stories of the world wars. They thou