One Giant Suburb Is Exactly What We Have in 2021

in #internetlast year

I dare quote:

These things will make possible a world in which we can be in instant contact wherever we may be. Where we can contact our friends anywhere on earth, even if we don’t know their actual physical location. It will be possible in that age, possibly 50 years from now, for a man to conduct his business from Tahiti or Bali just as well as he could from London.

However I highly recommend you listen to this short video, from the BBC series "A Space Odyssey"

For it is absolutely clear that his fear has come to be.

Yes, he predicted it, using common sense and possibly knowing what all not the various relevant branches of science and technology were then working on.

& he warned us about "human nature". For the city back then was much more than just "a city".

Yet "a suburb" was what the world has become today.

Hear it for yourself and just shrug it off as an "old man baffling on", tbh, I would have probably done that in my younger years too. "It's only human"!

Read more:

Arthur C Clarke predicts the internet in 1964

In a BBC Horizon documentary in 1964, Arthur C. Clarke gives his vision for a city of the future with remarkable foresight.


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