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Marianne Charbonneau (F, 34)
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    Arthur C. Clark predictions from 1964
    Arthur C. Clarke gives us a vision of the distant future - the year 2000.

    [...] On the other hand, if by some miracle a prophet could describe the future exactly as it was going to take place, his predictions would sound so absurd, so far pitched, that everybody will laught at him to scorn. This is proved to be true in the past, and it will undeniably be true, even more so, in the century to come. [...]


    Clark's predictions start at 3:50 min.





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    shiftctrlesc     Tue, Sep 21, 2010  Permanent link
    it's strange to watch a such visionary locked up in the rigid, contrived public speaking demeanor of the times. It gives you an idea of the ramparts that rock and roll and the counter cultures of the 60's needed to smash through.

    That said, if you watch a handful of TED presentations from the past few years, you realize that most of us stick to a new but equally contrived way of giving presentations, and they will seem just as cliched a couple of decades down the road.

    There is one moment when Clarke gives us some interesting word play though ...
    when he says that
    we will no longer commute but communicate.

     
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