Friday

Arthur C Clarke Is The Man

The late Sir Arthur C Clarke was a well-known writer of Science Fiction novels and short stories (2001: A Space Odyssey, Rendezvous With Rama, and so on), and was also a bit of a futurist, explorer and inventor in his time. The video below from 1964 shows how prescient he was in some areas - describing the Internet and Telemedicine with remarkable accuracy and understanding - remember, this was almost 50 years ago.

I'm still miffed because of my favorite Clarke novels, "Childhood's End", will probably never be made into a big budget movie because "Independence Day" and  the "V" TV miniseries both used plot elements from the story. Dang it.

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