I'm a computational biochemist who works on protein and peptide design and structure prediction, with applications in medicine. Here's a list of my publications on PubMed. In my free time, I dabble in digital art and in photography.
The really weird thing is how some things in it are starting to cease to be recognizable as prophetic. Computers that can easily beat humans at chess, perfectly flat screens, tablets on which you can watch the BBC newscast, seat-back video displays on flights -- I think that many kids watching this film for the first time today don't realize that all of that was pure science fiction when this film was made.
Lovely work on this!
2001: A Space Odyssey remains a source of inspiration for many of us more than 50 years later. Interestingly, this particular model is one of the very few that was *not* destroyed after filming finished. It recently resurfaced, and was bought by the Academy Museum: https://cinefex.com/blog/aries-1b/. (I'd love to go and see it someday.)