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    Artur C Clarke gets it (almost) right

    I wish I had this guys foresight:

    YouTube - Arthur C Clarke predicting the future in 1964

    It's just a shame that the possibility of remote working is nullified by management that insists on seeing physical bodies. Imagine how much traffic, pollution and waste could be eliminated if there was a push by govt and companies to work remotely.
    Many of us do this already. In fact, one of the only reasons EduGeek has an office is that we need a place to put 'stuff'. That and I don't have a spare room at home because I have 2 children!
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    But I would really miss the social interaction with my colleagues and other staff. We have such a giggle sometimes, you can't do that with two kitties!

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    Longer version, with a wider range of subjects: part 1, and part 2

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    One of my favourite Clarke predictions is that we will have "Space Elevators" 50 years after people stop laughing at the idea. There has been a conference recently, hosted by M$ at Redmond, exploring the topic. Unfortunately, the prize for developing the super strong cable hasn't been won. They are only achieving 10% or so of the strengths required.

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    YouTube - Arthur C. Clarke - Space Elevator

    I believe they are looking at spider silk for clues on how to make the cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    YouTube - Arthur C. Clarke - Space Elevator

    I believe they are looking at spider silk for clues on how to make the cable
    Do you mean breeding massive spiders? To spin a strand strong enough for the space elevator?

    Huge spiders kept in labs? What happens if they break free???

    OMG....The day truly has come for us arachnophobes to fear the future......

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