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Arthur C. Clarke Predicted The Internet And Teleworking In 1964

Nostradamus? Pah! A mere vague amateur. The late, great Arthur C. Clarke was not only more of a man of science, he was also a man capable of pretty accurately predicting the future. We’ve previously noted his ability to predict GPS in 1956. Just eight years later, he was nailing the concepts of teleworking and the Internet.

Given his pedigree, you’ve got to give him a pass for not quite getting cities right. Then again, with designs like Singapore’s awesome Sandcrawler building, maybe Arthur was right there too. Was there anything he couldn’t predict, and more to the point, how did he do it?[Open Culture]