English subtitles for clip: File:ABC Clarke predicts internet and PC.ogv

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<i>Interviewer:</i>
Now, with that movie, 2001,

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you are projecting us into the 21st century.

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I've brought along my son Jonathan

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who in the year 2001 will be

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the same age as I am now.

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Maybe he will be better adjusted to

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this kind of world that you're trying to portray.

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<i>Clarke:</i>
The big difference when he grows up,

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in fact he wouldn't want to wait till the year 2001,

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is that he will have, in his own house,

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not a computer as big as this,

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but at least a console

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through which he can talk

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to his friendly local computer

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and get all the information needs

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for his everyday life,

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like his bank statements,

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his theater reservations,

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all the information you need

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in the course of living in our complex modern society.

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This will be in a compact form

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in his own house.

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He'll have a television screen like these here

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and a keyboard and he'll talk

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to the computer and get information from it.

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And he'll take it as much for granted

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as we take the telephone!

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<i>Interviewer:</i>
I wonder what sort of a life would it be like

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in social terms if our whole life is

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built around a computer.

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Do we become a computer-dependent society,

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and computer-dependent individuals?

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<i>Clarke:</i>
In some ways, but they'll

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also enrich our society.

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Because it will make it possible as

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to live anywhere we like.

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Any businessman, an executive,

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could live almost anywhere on Earth

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and still do his business

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through a device like this.

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And this is a wonderful thing!

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It means we won't have to be stuck

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in cities, but live out in the

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country or wherever we please

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and still carry on complete interaction

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with human beings, as well as with other computers.