posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 08:39 AM
reply to post by sarahlm
It is not so suprising when you think about it. Arthur C. Clarke was a sci-fi author, but also widely hailed as one of the progenitors of the idea of
using satellites in a geostationary orbit as communications relay points. So much so, that the geostationary orbit is sometimes called the Clarke
orbit, or the Clarke belt.
You only have to look at modern smartphones to be aware that technology in this day and age, basically attempts to make real the fantasies of science
fiction. This is why I am so shocked when I think of how little the launch of a space vehicle has really changed since the first man went into orbit.
Good, hard science fiction does not merely astound and amaze, is not just mindless entertainment, but a road map to the possibilities presented by an
ever more interesting future.
Anything else, and all you get is tedious trash.