In 1974 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.
To think back then to predict what was to come in the ways of technology was a huge leap but at the same time he knew that technology would expand. The way he portrayed technology for the future was was perfect everything he said came to light and far beyond what he thought it would be today.
Wrong, Clarke predicted a computer terminal in every house with a connection to what would essentially be a time-shared mainframe located outside the home, but locally in the community..
umm….Cloud computing anyone?
When he said we could use the computers to connect with other people he was practically inventing the Facebook. Well he certainly has as much of a claim on it as the Winklevosses do.
Man… Arthur Clarke was right on the money with his prediction (generally speaking). Are you sure that was 1974, that video looks much older. But any case, we have everything that he talked about right now… Wow! He really got that prediction right. It's almost scary how exact he was…
Who was the Australian Broadcasting Corporation interviewer? Where is his son Jonathan today?