Robots will eventually become sentient and kill all of us -- haven't you heard? In Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece about evolution and technology, '2001: A Space Odyssey,' it's the eerily gentle robot named HAL 9000 that runs the ship on the Jupiter mission, but what's supposed to be a helpful function becomes something much more sinister when HAL reveals his preoccupation with human error and tries to kill everyone on board.