That pillar was the closest approximation I could think of to what AM is supposed to look like
Yeah… I was thinking about just using HAL for this because more people would get the reference, but, you know, I’d feel like I was doing a disservice if I didn’t do my part to introduce new blood to the work of Harlan Ellison. And you’re all in luck, since I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream is one of the games supported by the ScummVM player, if you can track down a copy of the disk you still have a chance to play it.
I assume that GLaDOS is supposed to be a hot by homicidal AI standards, apparently being modeled after Boticelli’s Venus and all.
My favourite part of this is the absurd notion that a couple guys with steel toed boots could do anything to an omnipotent planet-sized supercompter that GLaDOS couldn’t.