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Arthur C. Clarke predicts the internet and PC

Published by on Mar 30th, 2012, 1 Comment

Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction author, inventor and futurist, famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey  written in 1968.

In 1974, during an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Clarke is asked by the interviewer how he believes the computer will change the lives of individuals, focussing on the year 2001. Clarke responds by accurately predicting that in 2001, each individual will have in his or her “own house, a console, through which he can talk to his computer to get all the information he needs.”

Clarke goes on to mention that the computer will have the ability to perform every day tasks for its users such as online banking and online shopping (not in those exact words).

Watch what else Clarke has to say in the video below:

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  • Panoramus

    The guy was a bloody genius….he also invented geo stationary satellites (the concept of)…

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