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Arthur C. Clarke Describe the Future Internet in 1974 [Video]

Arthur C. Clarke–futurist and Sci-Fi writer–talks to a reporter from the Australian Broadcasting Network about the future of computing and the internet in this 1974 interview.

Clearly he had a pretty good handle on the direction information technology and networking was going–we’re certainly using computers largely in the fashion he describes.

[via Neatorama]

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  • Published 04/9/12

Comments (5)

  1. kenny

    By the way… this man first thought (!) of the satellite and published that idea in a magazine in 1945. It was not just a story alone, he did all the math, and had equations showing how a geostationary satellite could exist. In 1957 Russia sent the satellite Sputnik into orbit..

  2. r

    ….and, he also hosted “American Bandstand” from 1956 up until its final season in 1989….
    …uhhh? no, my mistake, that was Dick Clark.

  3. Gordon Class

    All that and I’d be lucky to predict what color underwear I’m going to wear tomorrow.

  4. Terry S

    If one reads his books it is clear he was the 20th century visionary equivalent of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne in the 19th century.

  5. unueco

    What??? Is this some kind of hoax!!?!!

    Talk about hitting his prediction right on the node……I swear this video was made last week, using an imposter, and photshopped into black & white!!

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