Starting the New Year off right with Arthur C. Clarke
â€œThe only thing we can be sure of about the future is that it will be absolutely fantastic.â€ -Arthur C. Clarke
In 1964 Arthur C. Clarke made some wild assumptions about the future inÂ this clip below from BBCâ€™s Horizon programme.
In this clip Clarke barely touches on the future of communication and its effect on cities, â€œThe traditional role of the city as a meeting point for man will have ceased to make any senseâ€”men will no longer commute, they will communicate.â€
Interested in hearing more accurate predictions from Clarke? Watch the full version of this episode, parts 1 & 2, below.
And just for fun check out Clarke’s 2008 discussion about the Space Elevator.