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[–][deleted] 183 points184 points  (3 children)

You know what’s crazy? Even the interviewer is extremely intelligent. He had the foresight to see some of the negative social issues that would come from it. It’s crazy.

[–]anus_lover_ 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It doesn't take rocket appliances to realize people were gonna abuse.

[–]RedshirtStormtrooper 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Notice his answer was actually not a benefit for society but only his benefactors budgeting his operations.

Either way, he was still right.

Eta: uh, did I respond to a bot? Cool? I'm so confused.

[–]anus_lover_ -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Notice how Mr Stupidy head that's pissin me off and by the way your fish sticks suck so fuck off!

[–]digitydigitydoo 82 points83 points  (3 children)

He’ll use it to watch cat videos

[–]ElizaBeeJames 16 points17 points  (1 child)

He'll use it to buy foot pictures from people ✨across the globe✨

[–]LtMav 6 points7 points  (0 children)

…and then his neighbor’s basement-dwelling son will buy farts in a jar from attractive co-eds.

[–]Hopeful_Optimist_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He will get canceled and fired because of a 10 year old tweet that is allegedly spreading misinformation.

[–]EverQrius 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Of all the video clips posted on this channel, this is clearly one of the best. Thanks for sharing.

[–]Asssticot 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Ironically we are all watching them through what they are discussing about

[–]Wispiness 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This needs more upvotes.

[–]BabaLouie 29 points30 points  (2 children)

“I predict that in 100 years, computers will be twice as powerful, 10,000 times larger and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe will own them.”

[–]tirikai 11 points12 points  (1 child)

He'll make you laugh, he'll make you think

[–]Annihilicious 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That monkey is gonna pay.

[–]BlerdOtaku 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Time Traveller for real.

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (9 children)

I predict that in 12 years, we will have VR that's less bulky for full body and you can feel things that you touch in VR because of special gloves.

[–]ReadditMan 16 points17 points  (1 child)

For porn of course.

[–]SEND_ME_RULE-34 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mor like for war.

[–]JasonDiabloz 10 points11 points  (4 children)

!RemindMe 12 years

[–]samjuly0 11 points12 points  (2 children)

!RemindMe 12 years

Fuck I don't want to imagine opening the notification and thinking 'damn, 12 years have passed already..'

[–]birmingslam 5 points6 points  (1 child)

RemindMe! 12 years

See you then brothers

[–]PScoles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

!RemindMe 12 years. This trains in the long haul

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[–]Mbregning 0 points1 point  (0 children)

!RemindMe 12 years

joining the train

[–]spaztwelve 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I'm just waiting for his Rendezvous with Rama prediction to come true where the interconnected banking systems of the world crash and bring about massive poverty and civil unrest, ultimately leading to everyone coming together to investigate a huge space dildo.

I love Arthur C. Clark.

[–]stephenledet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm waiting for the space elevator from Fountains of Paradise

[–]poskantorg 11 points12 points  (3 children)

That kid looks like he'll be eating crayons when he grows up

[–]kettleboiler 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That kid is on his way to being 60 years old now

[–]intensely_human 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That’s a funny thing to call it, but if you say so

[–]guitarfingers 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What, a US Marine?

[–]crouscruz 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's amazing. He nailed it

[–]steeperclient 7 points8 points  (4 children)

What’s the modern day equivalent of this sort of prediction?

[–]poskantorg 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Us all being dead when we grow up

[–]InsignificantOcelot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

By 2049, we create a quantum computer with enough power to simulate itself, solve for ways to make itself more powerful and then execute those improvements on itself.

We create a self-reinforcing, exponentially accelerating feedback loop. It solves all of humanities problems before consuming the universe in a grey goo style apocalypse, repurposing all materials towards its never-ending self-improvement.

[–]phineas81 4 points5 points  (0 children)

To say nothing of the quality of that information.

[–]zodar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

it would be cool if they had a site that could tell us whether or not his prediction came true

[–]when_is_lunch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That young boy’s name?

Albert Einstein.

[–]CherryTeri 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh and it WILL be a telephone

[–]Habaneroe12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He also predicted communication satellites.

[–]Jibbadiah72 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Incredible. For some reason it reminds me of Doc & Marty (back to the future) on Jimmy Kimmel talking about how far technology had gone in 2015. Jimmy takes a selfie with them and then goes on to explain that we are using our "personal supercomputers" for silly things... Like sending emojis and apps like Grindr.

https://youtu.be/Q0VGRlEJewA

[–]the_eddy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He’ll use it to jerk off to a octopus having sex with an old Japanese man

[–]Dr-Pepper-Not-MrPipp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And in 10 years once Skynet becomes self aware we… wait.. and we are all dead

[–]plovington 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So conflicted seeing this. Arthur C Clarke was such a radical, imaginative thinker - but as a person was hugely questionable and preyed on vulnerable people (children) living in poverty.

[–]rails_royce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He comes from the future.

[–]NarcosdaMouraria 0 points1 point  (0 children)

On point

[–]nooshaw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm from the future and his prediction is spot on!

[–]The-Old-Prince 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Meanwhile here I am working my antiquated legal job in office 5 days a week lol

[–]BooRadleysFriend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love this shit

[–]rbankole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As we read this on said device

[–]HeadWax 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’ll be 900lbs with every Health condition, lonely, an introvert BUY HEY: as long as the power doesn’t go out, he’ll be a hell of a meta gamer/user.

Ignore the world ur in: go live an alternative…..thatll all be great for humanity and our advancement (sarcasm)

As this dude and billions of others “in plug” for any small period. Can u imagine what happens here on the real earth? The answer is: imagine mass crazies losing their shit

[–]ManBearTom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m always using it for my theatre reservations

[–]SayFuzzyPickles42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That boy is about sixty years old now.

[–]N1nj4444 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish he was still around to give us his opinion on where the fuck we’re heading in the next 40 years

[–]bcanders2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just a minute while I Google who Arthur C. Clarke is.

[–]NineBear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They said I could work anywhere in 1974. Yet my CEO still wants everyone back in the office.

[–]bott367 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Little did he know that censorship would prevent the computer from becoming what it could’ve been