[[folder: Fridge Horror ]]
* Humanity only evolves once it develops the capacity to murder. Not merely kill, but carry out deliberate and premeditated violence. The first tool is a weapon. The first expression of intellect is an act of violence. And the famous MatchCut links it all together: the bone becomes the [[KillSat orbital weapons platform]]. We go from humanity's first weapon to what is, in essence, its ''last'' weapon. Millions of years of evolution, and our primal nature remains unchanged.
** By this rubric, HAL has also evolved past his original parameters, but Dave effectively lobotomized him (in self defense, sure, but just listen to HAL beg for his life in those final moments).
*** Bet you didn't think it was possible to scream in a monotone.