I was born in 1976, the same year this interview of Arthur C. Clarke happened. He describes in great detail the gadgets we are using today.
The dude even pretty much nails the Apple Watch, which isn’t even officially out yet!
Considering I was a newborn when he made these predictions, I would not have understood any of it. But even if I’d watched it for the first time in 1983, when I was seven, I still would have been amazed by the future he so accurately predicted. It would have seemed like a far-fetched fairy tale. Keep in mind, the Atari 2600 would be released a year AFTER this interview, and we were still four years away from Pac Man.
And yet here we are.
The freedom to craft an amazing story has never been greater. It’s exciting to think about what will be possible forty years from now. But the real question is this:
What are you doing with the tools and opportunity we now enjoy, much of which seemed practically unfathomable just four decades ago?
More than binge-watching Netflix, tweeting about celebrities, and sharing silly cat videos, I hope.