Arthur C. Clarke on Communication in the Future (1976)

Posted: March 7, 2015 in graffiti living
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Interview with Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author and futurist, from an AT&T-MIT Conference in 1976.

In 1976, AT&T and MIT held a conference on futurism and technology, attended by scientists, theorists, academics and futurists.

This interview with Clarke during this conference is remarkably prescient—especially about the evolution of communications systems for the next 30+ years.

The interview was conducted for an episode of a Bell System newsmagazine, but this is the raw interview footage.

  1. J.W. Kurtz says:

    Clarke was incredible. He first wrote about communication satellites. This was an idea that came to him during WW 2 while he was a radar operator for the RAF and he attempted to use the Moon as a radar reflector. There are several other futuristic predictions of his that have come true. The most exciting idea of his in my opinion is that of the Space Elevator. This needs to get done as it is the key to opening up the solar system and beyond!

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