Arthur C. Clarke “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke




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Arthur C. Clarke

  • “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke


Biographical Information

  • Born December 16, 1917, in Somerset, England

  • Interested in science from childhood (mapped the moon with the aid of a telescope of his own construction)

  • Worked as a government auditor; did not go to college because he lacked the financial resources



Biographical information, cont’d.

  • Joined a small, advanced group called the British Interplanetary Society

  • Enlisted in the Royal Air Force (in 1941) and became a radar instructor (during WWII)

  • Published an article in which he predicted that man-made satellites could be placed in orbits of Earth that would allow them to be used to broadcast radio and television signals around the world (twenty years before this actually happened)



Biographical information, cont’d.

  • Continued to write, becoming a distinguished science fiction author with dozens of collections of short stories and novels that described in detail the possibilities of human exploration of space.

  • Wrote a large number of scientific essays, many of which have been published in collections.



Biographical information, cont’d.

  • Developed an interest in undersea exploration and moved to Sri Lanka, where he began a second career in undersea photography

  • 1953 – Published Childhood’s End

  • Collaborated with movie director Stanley Kubrick to produce the highly-acclaimed film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was based on Clarke's short story "The Sentinel"



Biographical information, cont’d.

  • Presented the "Award of Knight Bachelor" in 2000.

  • Died March 19, 2008 in Sri Lanka at age 90.



Most famous works



His predictions about the future…

  • In a 1985 magazine article, Clarke updated his personal view of the future from the one he presents in Childhood’s End. His predictions include:

  • Students in a standard classroom of the 21st century will be taught by a robot or computer.

  • By the 100th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima (August 6, 2045), we will have done away with nuclear weapons.

  • There will be no World War III.

  • By 2050 earthlings will have walked on Mars. What do you think about Clarke’s guesses about life in the coming generations?



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