Here’s an awesome video montage illustrating the late great
Arthur C. Clarke’s uncanny space predictions. It goes to show how
much the world needs great sci-fi minds for critical scenario
construction so that we may build and live into our dreams.
Sci-fi pioneer and mega-mind Arthur C.
Clarke, author of 2001:
A Space Oddyssey and prophet of the space age, whose
extra-terrestrial tales affected the minds of millions and the
course of our history, passed away yesterday at the age of 90. He
was not saddened by the thought of his departure, unlike many of us
whose imaginations were greatly influenced by his work and
optimism, and left us with some final video reflections that he
recorded on his birthday in December.
Choice excerpts include:
“I’m very fortunate to have seen many of my dreams come true.
Growing up in the 1920’s and 30’s I never expected to see so much
“I still can’t quite believe that we just marked the 50th
anniversary of the space age. We’ve accomplished a great amount in
that time, but the Golden Age of space is just beginning.”
“Space travel and space tourism will one day become almost as
commonplace as flying to exotic destinations on our own
“Technology tools help us to gather and disseminate information.
But we also need qualities like tolerance and compassion to achieve
greater understanding between peoples and nations.” (cont.)