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Breaking: Arthur C. Clarke Dead at 90

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posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 04:58 PM
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CNN is reporting at the top of their home page that Arthur C. Clarke died this morning. I know I don't need to list off the vast amount of influence he has had via his writing and his willingness to explore many of the ideas that we do here at ATS. He will be missed.

-S

Mod Edit: Updated title

[edit on 3/18/08 by FredT]




posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:01 PM
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Most news outlets have it know.

2001: was a movie well ahead of its time.

He will be missed.

uk.news.yahoo.com...

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posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:13 PM
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He died 3/19, that's tomorrow.

Maybe he was connected.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:15 PM
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Thats sad news, he was a true genius.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by Alxandro
He died 3/19, that's tomorrow.

Maybe he was connected.


Or in Australia.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:20 PM
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reply to post by Vanitas
 


That's what they want you to think.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:23 PM
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Didn`t he live in sri lanka?



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:24 PM
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He did. In Columbo I think. I could never read that and not think of Peter Falk. Or Peter Falk playing Arthur C. Clarke. True hilarity in my imagination.

-S



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:28 PM
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That's what they want you to think.











(There is A LOT more than just "one line" in laughter, y'know... :-))







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posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:28 PM
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He was a great visionary and a wonderful writer.

I guess it's no surprise, he had been ailing for some time, but it's still a major loss.

R.I.P.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:32 PM
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He was one of my favourite authors, a true genius.

He managed to create a wonderful image of his ideas with a very simple and easy to read story.

I think he was the best SF writer ever.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:39 PM
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While all the kids at school were reading Enid Blyton, I was reading A.C.Clarke



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:40 PM
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I loved 2010, great book, and just think, he had creatures living in the huge ice cracks of Europa. Visionary indeed. One of the greats



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:45 PM
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I wouldn't mind at all if the title read: "Sir Arthur C. Clarke..." as that's precisely what he was!

He was a true sceptic, but a very reasonable and analytic one. I think he would be honored if his ashes were sent into orbit inside a telecom satellite carrying his name... a geosynchronous satellite that he visioned and invented decades, decades, many decades ago.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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Columbo
sri lanka.
Interesting place.
My ship went there, when I was in the Navy.
Kind of opened my eyes to what the world was all about.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 05:52 PM
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Here's one of his most recent articles:

www.kurzweilai.net...

I can't think of a greater loss in the last few decades that will affect both the scientific & sci-fi communities. Through his work in fiction, he inspired so many people for the better part of a century to make his profound vision a reality. He will be sorely missed.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 08:29 PM
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I opened my browser, my start page loaded (yahoo.com) and I saw the headlines and I said: 'Oh, No!'

I was wondering how much longer he still had, it's a sad day, this man was genius...



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 02:23 AM
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RIP.
Who will stop the robots now?



posted on Mar, 24 2008 @ 05:38 AM
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This comes as a bit of a shock to me. Somehow I had it in my head that he had already passed.

I have always wanted to delve into his works, I've only read 2001 and 2010. So many books, so little time. Can't read everything but I'm trying.



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