Comment on Arthur C. Clark predictions from 1964

shiftctrlesc Tue, Sep 21, 2010
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.