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Come Saturday Morning: Profiles of the Future

One of the most fascinating books you will ever read is a slim tome entitled Profiles of the Future, written by the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke, scientist, engineer, and futurist without peer. You can find cheap copies at most any used bookstore worthy of the name, or you can hang around garage or estate sales in areas where university professors are known to live.

Did he get everything right? No, but for most of the time it’s not because he was wrong as because society suffered a failure of nerve and agents of stagnation carried more weight than agents of change.

Watch the video above and hear Clarke from 1964, telling us in his crisp Somerset accent (no Received Pronounciation for this lad!) what to expect in the decades to come.

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