HAL

 

  A WHALE OF A CONSERVATION TALE SET IN OUR PLASTIC INFESTED OCEANS

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The adventures of John Storm and the Elizabeth Swann. John Storm is an ocean adventurer and conservationist. The Elizabeth Swann is a fast solar and wind powered boat. During a race around the world, news of the sinking of a pirate whaling ship reaches John Storm and his mate Dan Hawk. They decide to abandon the race and try and save the wounded whale.

 

 

The Elizabeth Swann is equipped with an autonomous navigation instruments and vessel control computers called 'Captain Nemo.'

 

Captain Nemo is operated by a self-learning program called 'Hal,' after 2001 Space Odyssey. In this story, such artificial intelligence, or AI is as controversial when the Swann was launched, as autonomous navigation was 20 years before.

 

The computer program was developed by Professor Douglas Storm with the help of many academic institutions and specialist companies all over the world, for the purpose of long endurance autonomous (even unmanned) transits. She was way ahead of her time, but could not be completed before the passing of Professor Storm.

 

 

 

 

The Elizabeth Swann is a solar and wind powered trimaran. One of the Six-Pack round the world competitors, captained by John Storm. Details of the design will be revealed on the 1st of August 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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