The late Arthur C. Clarke may have been most renowned for exploring the dangers of technology in 2001: A Space Odyssey, but just a few years later he was upbeat about the prospect of a computer world. Watch this 1974 archive footage from Australian broadcaster ABC and hear Clarke describe a 2001 where people will take home computers "as much for granted as we take the telephone." In his response to a pertinent question about our reliance on computers having a negative impact on social interaction, he acknowledges the possibility but is far more excited about the future opportunity to link the world together.