Arthur C. Clarke Made a Scarily Accurate Prediction of the Future in 1964
People of the past making spot-on predictions of the future are always astonishing, a little bit scary, and they give off an eery feeling. In this video, Arthur C. Clarke, British science fiction writer, inventor, and undersea explorer who famously penned the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, shares his vision of the future.
The footage is from an episode of BBC's "Horizon", first broadcasted on 21st September 1964, Clarke makes his scarily accurate predictions and he got just about all themes right, with the only difference being the details.
He interestingly gets the future of the workplace entirely correct by saying, "It will be possible for a man to conduct his business from Tahiti or Bali just as well as he could from London."
You should watch the video to get totally freaked out by what he is saying in its entirety. It is impressive that he could make these predictions over 50 years ago when such technologies were out of sight. Moreover, Clarke is famous for his predictions. For example, you can also watch this video where he predicts the future of computers and the internet.
All this makes you question how good we are at predicting the future, and sadly, only time will tell.
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