Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Last Act of '2001'

"Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering."

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

"I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here."

Wikipedia says, "Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 - 19 March 2008) was a British author, inventor and futurist." Yes we all know that. Oh crap wait: 19th March 2008. That's today!

Once called "the first dweller in the electronic cottage", his vision of the future, and its technology, have often been prophetic. He predicted the orbits and indeed more importantly the coming of geostationary satellites.

I grew up reading many of his sci-fi novels and stories. Some of them I've read and re-read a zillion times.

But now we must say goodbye to this great author and visionary.


Sir Arthur C. Clarke has died at the age of 90 in Sri Lanka.


Rashmi said...

Good bye..

Karthik Shekhar said...

Yeah..Hat's off to the man and his legacy!

Martina said...

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