1964: ARTHUR C CLARKE predicts the future | Horizon | Past Predictions | BBC Archive

„The only thing we can be sure of about the future, is that it will be absolutely fantastic. So, if what I say now seems to you to be very reasonable, then I will have failed completely.“ – Arthur C Clarke.

The science-fiction writer and futurist Arthur C Clarke undertakes that most impossible and unrewarding of tasks – attempting to accurately predict the future. What will the world of tomorrow look like? Will the inhabitants of the future have monkey butlers? Yes, according to Mr Clarke, but only until they unionise…

Clip taken from Horizon, originally broadcast 21 September 1964.

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