Monday, August 15, 2011

Arthur C. Clarke on BBC Horizon

In the latter part of this video from the 1960's features one of the great visionaries of the 20th century, Arthur C. Clarke.

He presciently talks about the state of current communication technology.
The concepts he discusses, analogous to modern tech like cell phones & the Internet, were just imaginative science fiction in the early 60's.

However, human imagination, manifested in works of science fiction, can often drive scientific discovery & development.

When I was younger, I used to watch his awesome TV show "Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers".

One his best known works is the epic movie, "2001: A Space Odyssey".

He was a true genius & definitely inspired me when I was growing up to try to be a forward thinker.

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