Friday, April 20, 2012

Predictions of Internet, Social Media, and Telecommuting via 1974

We're pretty used to the Internet by now, although as a society in many ways we are still coming to terms with social media. But 40 years ago, it would take quite a leap to guess where technology was headed. This is a pretty neat video of Arthur C. Clarke doing just that, telling an interviewer how in 2001 we would have access to any information we needed through a "console" in our homes. He even predicts telecommuting and social media! I imagine that these things we take for granted now seemed like pretty crazy ideas to most people at that point.

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