Watch Arthur C. Clarke Predict Today's Technology Back In 1976 [video] reports that 10 years ago, the world was a completely different place. Nobody knew what an iPhone was, Internet speeds were a fraction of what they are today, and no one thought they’d ever carry a tablet around in their bag. The world was almost unrecognizable back then, and that was only 10 years ago.

Most people predict what technology will be like in the future based on where they are at that point – that’s why so many ’90s science fiction movies have rundown fax machines in them. It’s hard to predict where technology will be in just a few years, let alone 10…and that’s what makes Arthur C. Clarke’s interview by AT&T from 1976 so amazing.

Based on nothing but ’70s technology, Clarke correctly predicts many of today’s biggest technological innovations. This isn’t just one or two vague guesses, either: Clarke predicts a ridiculous amount of today’s tech from nearly 40 years in the past.


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