Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet, PCs

Back in 1974, in a TV interview, the legendary science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke predicted, in a fashion, the Internet, home computers, working from home, and other online activities that we take for granted today.

In this YouTube video, courtesy of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Mr. Clarke is in the midst of a 1970s era massive computer data center with mainframe equipment, tape drives and monochrome CRT consoles. He talks about how in 2001, you'll be able to, for example, use a home console to check your bank statements or confirm theater reservations. This network will allow businessmen to work, say, out in the country, instead of in a big city. It's a remarkable video showing the remarkable mind of Arthur Clarke 39 years ago.

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