Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Future

From Andrew Liszewski … Watch Arthur C. Clarke Predict the Internet and Personal Computers… In 1974

Besides being one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time, Arthur C. Clarke had a knack for foreseeing the future—at least in terms of technology. And in this clip from 1974, he predicts both personal computers and the internet.

The minute and a half clip is from Australia's ABC network, and in it Clarke not only predicts that by 2001 every home will have a compact computer console, but that they'll all be connected letting users do everything from remote banking, to buying theater tickets. He even predicts how computers will eventually let us telecommute


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