Video Montage: Arthur C. Clarke's Uncanny Space Prediction Accuracy

March 21 2008 / by Accel Rose / In association with Future
Category: Space   Year: General   Rating: 8

Here’s an awesome video montage illustrating the late great Arthur C. Clarke’s uncanny space predictions. It goes to show how much the world needs great sci-fi minds for critical scenario construction so that we may build and live into our dreams.

Arthur C. Clarke's Video Reflections, Future Hopes

March 19 2008 / by Alvis Brigis / In association with Future
Category: Space   Year: General   Rating: 7

Sci-fi pioneer and mega-mind Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001: A Space Oddyssey and prophet of the space age, whose extra-terrestrial tales affected the minds of millions and the course of our history, passed away yesterday at the age of 90. He was not saddened by the thought of his departure, unlike many of us whose imaginations were greatly influenced by his work and optimism, and left us with some final video reflections that he recorded on his birthday in December.

Choice excerpts include:

“I’m very fortunate to have seen many of my dreams come true. Growing up in the 1920’s and 30’s I never expected to see so much happen.”

“I still can’t quite believe that we just marked the 50th anniversary of the space age. We’ve accomplished a great amount in that time, but the Golden Age of space is just beginning.”

“Space travel and space tourism will one day become almost as commonplace as flying to exotic destinations on our own planet.”

“Technology tools help us to gather and disseminate information. But we also need qualities like tolerance and compassion to achieve greater understanding between peoples and nations.” (cont.)

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