Arthur C. Clarke was born 16 December 1917, and died 19 March 2008.
- The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
- The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- I don’t believe in God but I’m very interested in her.
- I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It’s just been too intelligent to come here.
- Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
- It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
- This is the first age that’s ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
Arthur C. Clarke was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist. He wrote 2001: a Space Odyssey. Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Clarke were known as the ‘Big Three’ of science fiction. In the 100 books he wrote, co-wrote or edited, Clarke predicted the moon landings, space travel, communications satellites, compact computers, cloning, and commercial hovercraft.
Watch his predictions for the future in the video below:
“One day, we may have brain surgeons in Edinburgh operating on patients in New Zealand. When that time comes, the whole world would’ve shrunk to a point and the traditional role of the city as a meeting place for men would’ve ceased to make any sense. In fact, men will no longer commute — they will communicate. They won’t have to travel for business anymore, they’ll only travel for pleasure.”
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