Arthur C. Clarke can best be described as a visionary in technology. Not only did he invent the communication satellite, but also predicted the uprising of home PC's and the internet way back when in 1974! Pretty gutsy move considering the first PC was for sale only two years before! To be fair though, Clarke was "the guy" when it came to futuristic technologies and a big part of how it came to be today. After watching the video, take a look at some other quotes I found and be amazed at his other nuggets of wisdom.
"Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It's completely impossible. 2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along."
"If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
"Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories."