Educated Earth // Videos - Humanity - Predicting the Future
User:
Pass:
Remember Me
Forgot Pass Register

Our educational work is entirely supported by people like you. Your donations directly add new exhibits and new features to the website, and even helps us open the Prehistoria Natural History Center!




eXTReMe Tracker

Videos / Humanity / Predicting the Future







Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future
In this historic footage from 1964, Arthur C Clarke talks about the perils in trying to predict the future... then, bizarrely enough, predicts it with precision.


  • Currently 2.91/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 2.9 / 5 (894 votes)
Posted by nova on March 10, 2011
Hits: 3833

More Videos

Einstein Explains E=mc˛
Einstein Explains E=mc˛
Type: Physics & Chemistry
The Water Bear
The Water Bear
Type: Life on Earth
Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite System
Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite System
Type: Earth Sciences
Silver Nitrate + Sodium Hydroxide
Silver Nitrate + Sodium Hydroxide
Type: Physics & Chemistry
Crab Pulsar Wind Time-Lapse
Crab Pulsar Wind Time-Lapse
Type: Astronomy
TROY - Manned Mars Mission Concept
TROY - Manned Mars Mission Concept
Type: Astronomy
Period Table: Crash Course
Period Table: Crash Course
Type: Earth Sciences
Floating Balloon Wind Generator
Floating Balloon Wind Generator
Type: Tech & Gadgets
Mantis Eats Snake
Mantis Eats Snake
Type: Life on Earth
Panda Prison Break
Panda Prison Break
Type: Life On Earth
Skunk Grosses Out Beaver
Skunk Grosses Out Beaver
Type: Life On Earth
Energy From The Sun
Energy From The Sun
Type: Physics & Chemistry
World's Fastest Animals - In Slow-Motion
World's Fastest Animals - In Slow-Motion
Type: Life On Earth
The City Of Squirrels
The City Of Squirrels
Type: Life on Earth
Uncovering the Veil Nebula
Uncovering the Veil Nebula
Type: Astronomy

Comments

Posted by Tibor on March 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm
Unbelievable! Most of his points are dead on. I wonder how many people thought he was way out there back in 1964? Great post, nova!
Posted by pdpete on March 10, 2011 at 9:39 pm
This is very interesting i had not heard of Arther C Clarke before, he was amazingly accurate that's for sure.
Posted by nova on March 10, 2011 at 9:46 pm
Arthur C Clarke devised the idea of geostationary telecommunications satellites, is the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and a whole wack of other things.

He famously once stated: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." (It's one of his "Three Laws".

Tomorrow I am posting a 20 minute long segment that this was derived from, definitely look out for it.
Posted by Tibor on March 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm
I most certainly will : )
User: Pass: Remember Me

To comment on this item, please login or register.


Warning: Unknown: Your script possibly relies on a session side-effect which existed until PHP 4.2.3. Please be advised that the session extension does not consider global variables as a source of data, unless register_globals is enabled. You can disable this functionality and this warning by setting session.bug_compat_42 or session.bug_compat_warn to off, respectively in Unknown on line 0