Arthur C. Clarke's scary-accurate 1974 predictions of future living

If you look back at old predictions from decades past about life in the distant future, most are so laughably off the mark that they're hilarious to watch. Not so with legendary science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, whose prognostications in this clip from 1974 were frighteningly accurate.

In 94 seconds he predicts that by 2001 we will have personal computers, the Internet, online banking, telecommuting, and social networking, and he doesn't even spoil it by making some other wildly off base prediction like flying cars.

This isn't the first time we've seen Mr Clarke's on-the-money thoughts about the future. In 1956 before there were any man made objects in space he predicted satellite TV and GPS.

Via Gizmodo

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