11079Who could guess that? Re: [SFC] newly discovered etc.
- Dec 8, 2006--- In email@example.com, "raybell_scot"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, hectopede
> > I can't agree that Arhtur C. Clarke is soft SF. How define hard
> > thought that the distance from real science makes SF hard: thecloser
> > the harder. Of all the writers Arthur C. Clarke's predictions intime,
> > science and technology are the closest to reality. How can one be
> > more hard in SF?
> Plus, he has been in long contact with the world of science fact in
> some way or other.
> I believe he devised the idea of geostationary and communication
> satellites, surely one of the most revolutionary concepts of our
> and partly why we can regularly watch programmes from othercontinents.
>Didn't he also patent the concept leaving it free to use? Anyway, of
two concepts of the space future, the star wars and
communication/entertainment, the second, Clarke's one proved to be
There are things that have become everyday practice I cannot imagine
I could guess some years ago. Like exchanging signatures with a taxi
driver when paying after a trip. Does anybody remember any sci-fi
writer or filmmaker depecting such a routine in their work? We once
discussed what predictions of sci-fi turned out to be correct. What
are the changes that were not predicted?
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