One other thing: In 2010
, Heywood Floyd said he never authorized anyone to tell HAL about the monolith, yet at the end of 2001
, Floyd's prerecorded message says that HAL did indeed know about it. Two possibilities:
- Floyd was trying to 'save face' and get Chandra to stop whining
- The video message left behind by Floyd was faked by the government. The directive to tell HAL about the monolith was signed by the National Security Council, so this is actually very likely.