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

01 May 2012   #11
MilesAhead

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Clarke also predicted geostationary satellites. What a looney.
That's where the richest man in the world would have come in. He had he idea and may have even consulted on it. But unless he did something he could patent he probably just got a hefty consulting fee.
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01 May 2012   #12
MilesAhead

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
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.
I was a bit surprised when I watched the Science Channel thingy that he actually collaborated with Kubrick during the making of the film. So it wasn't like they butchered his work. Tough thing to get that alien genesis in there without killing the mystery in the film. I remember people were writing articles about Stonehenge and other references (the Sun and Moon are both visible over the obelisk etc..)

I don't know if Clarke intended any of the God references. I think he just looked on the obelisk as a tool for smartening people up, jumping through worm holes, your basic all purpose gizmo.
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01 May 2012   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey as a young teenager and was overwhelmed by it. The movie theater handed explanatory notes! The current blu ray transfer is magnificent.
I thought Clarke wrote the book after the movie was made??
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03 May 2012   #14
MilesAhead

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey as a young teenager and was overwhelmed by it. The movie theater handed explanatory notes! The current blu ray transfer is magnificent.
I thought Clarke wrote the book after the movie was made??
Could be. I don't remember. All I remember is I read the book after seeing the movie a few times. I still don't get why Keir Dullea's career fizzled. About all I remember seeing him in of any note was some flick where he played the Marquis de Sade. Pretty tame and lame too. Oh well.

Even lamer was 2010. I mean, how can you do a sequel to 2001 where the Star Child is on his way to Earth to kick some ass by thinking, and there's nothing about it in the sequel.

It's like The Matrix. Once the guy flies, that should be that. If he can do whatever he can imagine then he's "God" in that environment. So there's no more point to continuing. There shouldn't be any conflict. Why mess around with Kung Fu crap if you can just vaporize anybody in the way? It's silly.
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