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Arthur C. Clarke discusses the real 2001 in archive footage from 1974

Arthur C. Clarke discusses the real 2001 in archive footage from 1974

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1974 archive footage from ABC shows Arthur C Clarke talking about the real 2001.

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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.