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In memory of Arthur C. Clarke - "He knew a great deal"

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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:37 AM
The world's best known writer of science fiction, Sir Arthur C Clarke was the first to propose satellite communications in 1945. One of his short stories inspired the World Wide Web, while another was later expanded to make the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he co-wrote with director Stanley Kubrick. He has lived in Sri Lanka since 1956.

Clip from 1964 BBC Horizon program, Sir Clarke predicts the future:

This was the final public message recorded by the late Sir Arthur C Clarke, which closed the global launch of the International Year of Planet Earth, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 13 February 2008. In his unique style, Sir Arthur connects the local with global, and traces the influence of space exploration on the global environmental movement. He ends calling for humanity to listen to the planet's distress call, and respond with knowledge, understanding and imagination.

I have great faith in optimism as a guiding principal, if only because it offers us the opportunity of creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.

1917-2008, "90 orbits around the sun"

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 02:03 AM
I'll raise a glass to Arthur man, him and Sagan were 2 of the most fascinating figures in my youth and I can now look back with much appreciation for their thought provoking perspectives and bringing us the cosmos and the mysterious, wrapped in elegance, wonder, and horror, humbling us at times in our supposed realities.


posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 09:41 AM
I will raise a glass also and an applauce for Arthur C. Clarke

I really admire his view, positive, and most importantly involving creativity! I feel that as humans we're allowing ourselves to be caught up in this big game of worldopoly. We're all huddled around this giant table, so people are playing more than others, somehow they take our turns for us and give us our little houses, tell us how much many we can have, others get none.
All we have to do is stop hunching over the game table, look around and see that we're in a big awesome room with a field nearby and people are doing things like playing music, dancing, telling stories, etc.

It's very important we don't play the game. It is one designed to beat us in the end, just like the dealer in a casino.

We must embrace our most human traits like creativity.
Hooray for Mr. Clarke

posted on Jan, 15 2011 @ 08:42 PM
reply to post by ThinkingCap

Great video! The youtube comments sadly make me lose hope for our future though.
90% of the people who commented on youtube dont get it and seems to just throw around insults.

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