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Windows 7: Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet & PC

27 Apr 2012   #1

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Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet & PC

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In1974 Arthur C. Clarke told the ABC that every household in 2001 will have a computer and be connected all over the world. Courtesy of Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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28 Apr 2012   #2

 
 

The man had some awesome foresight.
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28 Apr 2012   #3

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No pun intended. It sounded like Science Fiction back then, and I'm sure that's what people thought. Amazing how many Star Trek, SciFi things have actually come about. A Guy
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28 Apr 2012   #4

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yeah, but my taser has being a bit buggy lately. must have been the last teleport to the super market
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30 Apr 2012   #5

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I'd say this is a bit more spot on than what Professor Frink once predicted on The Simpsons ... something along the lines of computers being ten times more powerful, twice as big, and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe could afford them ...
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30 Apr 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
The man had some awesome foresight.
Imagine if he wrote the software for geosynchronous satellite communications and got patents on it? He'd own a piece of every communications company in the world. Trouble is his model for doing it was too far in front of the reality. If he could have built prototypes to demonstrate the principle he probably would have been the richest guy in the world.

But I doubt he would drink Dos-Akkies.
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30 Apr 2012   #7

 
 

He was definitely far in front of the curve and if he'd had the ability to turn those visions into actualities - he would certainly have been one very rich man.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
No pun intended. It sounded like Science Fiction back then, and I'm sure that's what people thought. Amazing how many Star Trek, SciFi things have actually come about. A Guy
Sci-fi has definitely spurred technology on.

(Although I'm still waiting for a Dell laptop that can plug into an ancient alien supercomputer and interface seamlessly )

A clear case of life imitating art.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
I'd say this is a bit more spot on than what Professor Frink once predicted on The Simpsons ... something along the lines of computers being ten times more powerful, twice as big, and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe could afford them ...
lol, yeah
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01 May 2012   #8

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For me there were 2 movies that were like rites of passage. One was 2001. The other was Easy Rider. I didn't quite grok 2001 until I read the book. But the light show was awesome.

Only thing is I have to lobby Congress to prohibit every TV commercial from playing Also Sprach Zarathustra. Like, it's been 44 years!! Get another idea!! Jeez!!
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01 May 2012   #9
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Clarke also predicted geostationary satellites. What a looney.
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01 May 2012   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
For me there were 2 movies that were like rites of passage. One was 2001. I didn't quite grok 2001 until I read the book. But the light show was awesome.
Even Clarke liked Kubricks adaptation. It's one of my top ten favourite movies.

The books did help explain a lot though.


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Only thing is I have to lobby Congress to prohibit every TV commercial from playing Also Sprach Zarathustra. Like, it's been 44 years!! Get another idea!! Jeez!!
Good music+cheap usage rights=Flogged to death
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