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