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Most people weren’t thinking about the internet and / or computers in 1974, that is unless, you were Arthur C. Clarke. Simply put, “in 94 seconds he predicts that by 2001 we will have personal computers, the Internet, online banking, telecommuting, and social networking.” Continue reading for the video and more information.

If you look back at old predictions from decades past about life in the distant future, most are so laughably off the mark that they’re hilarious to watch. Not so with legendary science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, whose prognostications in this clip from 1974 were frighteningly accurate.