Sci-Fi Master Arthur C. Clarke Passes Away at Age 90

Ben Kuchera notes on ars technica:

Arthur C. Clarke is perhaps best known for his three laws of prediction:

1. When a scientist states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

“These are simple words, but in them exists a very singular hope: science can do anything that strong and able minds ask it to, and that a faith in science doesn’t remove one from a sense of wonder.”

I’d have to venture Mr. Clarke is better known in our everyday consciousness for his novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name.

Open the pod bay doors please, HAL.



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