X-Message-Number: 18074
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 11:05:38 -0500
From: Jeffrey Soreff <>
Subject: Re: #18070: What's missing in this forecast? [Mark Plus]

>Arthur C. Clarke's predictions for the next century:
>2015 Complete control of matter at the atomic level is achieved.
>2040 A universal replicator based on nanotechnology is now able to create
>any object from gourmet meals to diamonds. The only thing that has value is

Are these events actually different (besides being 25 years apart...)?

I respect Clarke, but, to get an idea of his predictive accuracy, dig
up a copy of "Profiles of the Future" and look at the timeline between
publication and 2000...
                                 Best wishes,

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