Arthur Clarke predicted the internet in 1974

Arthur C. Clarke at his home in Colombo, Sri L...

Arthur C. Clarke at his home in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 28 March 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1974, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the science fiction author, and futurist, known best for his 2001: A Space Odyssey, predicted that by 2001,  society will be enriched by inter-connected computers that will help with mundane everyday tasks and enable telecommuting.

will have, in his own house, not a computer as big as this, [points to nearby computer], but at least, a console through which he can talk, through his local computer and get all the information he needs, for his everyday life, like his bank statements, his theater reservations, all the information you need in the course of living in our complex modern society, this will be in a compact form in his own house … and he will take it as much for granted as we take the telephone.

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