1974: Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet

Clarke’s prediction originally aired on Australian television as part of a science series called Perspective. The interview happened a good 20 years before the internet went mainstream, but Clarke’s vision is pretty much on the money.

He doesn’t call it the internet. But he says that even before the dawn of the twenty-first century, your home will include a computer console — something much smaller than those massive machines humming in the background in 1974 — that provides “all the information needed for everyday life: bank statements, theater reservations, all the information you need over the course of living in a complex modern society.” Read full article on wired.com

Watch original interview below:

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