While other futurists predicted flying cars and robots everywhere, Clarke was more interested in where communication was headed, and his predictions are remarkably accurate decades later.
"2001" author Arthur C. Clarke brought us some frightening visions of the future that have yet to come to pass. But he also nailed an awful lot about 21st-century life.
The adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's "3001: The Final Odyssey" has been commissioned by Syfy, and will be adapted by Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Stuart Beattie.
The doyen of science fiction writers celebrates his 90th birthday with hopes and expectations for Earth and beyond.
The late science-fiction writer inspired and intrigued millions with his "deceptively dry voice of cosmic wonder."
Clarke, who wrote, among other things, '2001: A Space Odyssey,' has died, according to news reports.
Celebrities like Hulk Hogan and the Olsen Twins invade our building, plus Guitar Hero DS makes us regret Guitar Hero's very existence on this planet, Arthur C. Clarke hits the bucket and Britney Spears hits the small screen, and Cartman hits back.
Arthur Andersen has dropped financial news site TheStreet.com as one of its clients. The consulting firm informed TheStreet.com last week that it was terminating its relationship because of the pair's inability to work in a "cooperative manner," according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. In a letter to TheStreet.com's CEO Thomas Clarke, Andersen said the termination was "caused by what we believe to be inappropriate public comments about our chief executive officer and our firm, made by a member of your board of directors." The consulting firm said it objected to comments TheStreet.com director James Cramer made about Andersen CEO Joseph Berardino during a program on financial news channel CNBC. The Street.com has chosen Ernst & Young to serve as its public accountant for 2002, according to the SEC filing.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke, author of "2001: A Space Odyssey," speaks his mind about the abuse of technology and how the mining of tantalum--an element in cell phones--is threatening gorillas.